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My 2 year old recently started preschool. Her mother and I are separated, so I would see her Thursday Friday and mondays. Now that she's in school all week I only see her a couple times a week. Before she used to be a chatterbox, talking talking. Recently

2 Year acting different after starting preschool

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, I can only offer you general advise about why some children have regression in their language. Hearing loss, changes in environment and caregiving, being unwell, starting kindy or childcare can all impact. If you are concerned about any aspect of her speech and language it may be worthwhile having her assessed by a speech pathologist but to be honest, at 2 years her language will still be evolving and it's unlikely she would need a full assessment, there's just too much development which still needs to occur for her current language to be an indicator of delay or otherwise. But I'm not a speech pathologist and suggest that if you are concerned then you need to have your toddler checked by one. The other common issue is that in shared care situations children are exposed to differences in caregiving and it takes them a while to adjust to these changes. Commonly children do regress but this is generally only temporary until they become accustomed to the new routine. I urge you to keep an open communication and reasonable, adult conversations going between you and your child's mother. For the coming years what will pay off is if both of you are able to prioritise your child and try to put your own differences on hold. You will both always be your toddler's parents and parenting is a very long process so start as you mean to go on in terms of talking with each other about the best ways to share her care will be. Have you spoken with her mother about this and importantly, does she see or feel there's any cause for concern? If so, then this may warrant getting her checked. Cheers Jane
Answered: 21 Jun 2014