She said that the reason that he has an Expressive Speech Delay and Apraxia is because I give in to him too quickly and that I need to wait until he says what he wants and then he should get a spanking when he starts to get frustrated and acts out when he can't communicate with me.
I know she's crazy. I have no idea why my Dad is with her, but she makes him happy, so I just stay quiet especially since he has Dementia and doesn't understand all that much anymore.
I do try to get him to say words all the time but after a few tries I do give in because that's what the speech therapist said to do. Make him try, but don't let him get too frustrated or it will negatively impact him. Also, I don't believe in spanking children for any reason period.
Luckily she lives out of state and I only see her once a year. Even though I know she's an idiot, it still hurts hearing something like this. It makes me wonder how many other people think I'm doing something wrong.