Hey There! I have a question for you all about some comments made by my Brother-In-Law, Chad. Chad is 30 and has never had any children. In fact he has never really been around childern until we had Archer 2 years ago. Chad never really comes around to hang out with his nephew and when he does he gets Archer wound-up then leaves. He will also tell him to stop acting a certain way. For example: If Archer throws a fit because he asked him to stop throwing things in the house, Chad will say, "Oh, stop that Archer. We don't need this". I have asked Chad before to not say those things to Archer, for he is only 2 and is expressing his feelings about something he really does not understand. He replies by, "Ya, I guess your right." Then the next time Archer throws a fit, Chad says the same thing. Now, here is the really frustrating part. Chad has a new girlfriend. She has a 2 1/2 year old daughter. Ever since he started dating her, we have not seen him. He spends alomst everyday with her and her daughter. He came over the other day for the first time in like a month. Archer was playing with him and was really happy to see his Uncle. (Side note: Archer is not really talking a whole lot. My son is on his own schedule when it comes to developmental timelines. He didn't start walking until he was 17 months!!) Archer was "talking" to Chad and Chad said to him, "You will have to hang out with Ali (Chad's girlfriends daughter) sometime, she talks all the time and very clearly." I almost started crying. I have been, and he knows it, very worried about Archer's delay in speach. For months now I have been talking with his Ped. and getting tests done to see if he has hearing problems. Archer's tests have all come back great, he is just taking his time with it. He does a lot of signing and communicates to us in other ways to us. I thought this comment was so unnecessary hurtful. What do I say to him? Do I even say anything to him? I am I overreacting or being overprotective of my son? HELP!!!!!!