How would you take someone saying this? It's a Mil one
PollInLaw · 29/04/2021 15:18
I have an autistic son with a speech and language delay who is 3. We are taking speech therapy classes to help. I'm trying the techniques everyday, trying to make learning fun and I read books he likes everyday since he was born. I look online for help with new ideas etc.
Mil says are you talking to him, you need to have more conversations - how would you take this?
A) an insult to your intelligence
B) insinuating you are a bad parent (by neglecting your child and never taking to them)
C) unhelpful information from an idiot
CervixHaver · 29/04/2021 15:26
My Mum is like this, she thinks obvious answers are PROFOUND! She's the only person with a modicum of intelligence don't I know?! (She never ever said that, but it is very much implied)
My child has Autism and I'm often stressing over her extremely limited diet. My Mum's usual response "Well have you tried her with something else?" 😳
ShinyGreenElephant · 29/04/2021 15:28
Unless shes generally nasty I would assume option C. Very annoying but probably means well and is just a bit thick. Totally understand your frustration, my DD has a speech delay and that kind of "advice" would NOT be well received, does come across judgemental.
PollInLaw · 29/04/2021 15:32
My Mum is like this, she thinks obvious answers are PROFOUND! yeah I don't get why they think stating the obvious is helpful. It's almost like me saying I'm having difficulty playing the drums and their reply is asking if you have bought a drum set
Sycamoretrees · 29/04/2021 15:35
D you are completely over reacting. MIL although simplistic is not wrong, talking is very important. She's not an expert, nor has looked in to it as much as you have, but that doesn't make her comment idiotic or offensive. I assume you don't like the women anyway, or perhaps overacting because you're worried about your child (understandable).
DinoHat · 29/04/2021 15:42
It infers the OP has, so far, neglected to speak to her child...
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