Does any one elses child absolutely refuse to say, or be told they are, any of the emotion words?
We are struggling so much as they come up in everyday sentances and then my girl gets fixated and angry about the word we used.
Tonight it is the ‘t’ word.
A daddy long legs flew at her and she screamed, we said she needn’t be so terrified as it wouldn’t hurt her.
Now she is angrily repeating “I am not the t word” over and over and over.
Every day is a battle.
She is never the ‘w’ word when I flippently say “don’t worry about it”.
She is never the ‘h’ word when I remark that it is nice to see her happy.
She is never the ‘a’ word when I ask what has made her angry.
She refuses to acknowledge is ever any emotion.
I understand the difficulties she faces around feeling, understanding recognising emotions.
I can’t even begin to understand how frustrating it would be.
Every single day I absent mindedly use an emotion word without a second thought and end up causing chaos.
We have tried so many things to help but even the speech and language therapist ran put of ideas to help.
Please tell me we aren’t alone? 😭😭