13 to 18 monthsSo I am wondering just how, at age 18 months, Coy was able to actually communicate this complex issue with parents. Or were parents just hearing what they wanted to hear, or imagined they heard.
Now your child is using one or more words, and she knows what they mean. She'll even practice inflection, raising her tone when asking a question by saying "Up-py?" when she wants to be carried, for example. She's realizing the importance of language as she taps into the power of communicating her needs.
19 to 24 months
Though she probably says fewer than 50 words....
While I am totally convinced that these pervert parents just wanted a chance to be famous advocates for a “progressive” canse and are willing to sacrifice their son in order to do it, I would not put too much stock in the language skills outlined at your source.
I raised four sons. Generally, girls are ahead of boys in language development, but all of my children were far ahead of that as described at your source. By 18 months, my boys were fully capable of forming complex sentences and of making their opinions known on a whole host of subjects.
That said, while this child may have, at one point, actually mentioned wanting to be a girl, that probably was just some flight of fancy like wanting to be a pirate or a horse. It was just the imagination taking off before sexual identity is established.
I remember my eldest child, before the age of about 2 1/2 just wanting to do everything that I did because he was with me during the day. When daddy came home he wanted to imitate daddy, and his toy interests were in the boy category. But, on occasion, when I put on make-up or jewelry he wanted in on it. He was not yet capable of separating “girl” stuff from “boy” stuff.
My mother came to my house one time and was not happy to see her 18-month-old grandson with a bracelet and a scarf. That boy, who had a very developed imagination, soon grew out his interest. By 4, he would have shunned that scarf and bracelet with horror. I am betting that it would not take much to totally confuse a child like mine by deciding at such a young age that there was much more to the baby’s interest than mere intellectual curiosity.
My baby boy grew up just fine and is now the father of two wonderful sons, the eldest of whom reminds me so much of him as a little one. But I’ll bet we could have messed him up something awful as these parents have done with this poor child.
Yep. I remember the day when I was folding laundry and my 17-month-old son pointed his hands onto his chest and said "Shirt." My mom even took a picture of it, with his mouth forming the "sh" sound. We all considered that an endearing breakthrough.He was skipped a grade in middle school and found to have an extremely high IQ; and now, as an adult, has been teaching at a leading university.
But I guess their little "girl" is even smarter. /sarc