They’re staying strong! During the premiere of Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 2, Jenni “JWoww” Farley revealed that her two-year-old son, Greyson Matthews, still isn’t able to speak. According to KidsHealth.org, “Most toddlers can say about 20 words by the time they’re 18 months old.”
Despite the fact that Jenni was hesitant to open up about her child’s developmental struggles, she has received an overwhelming outpouring of love and support ever since. So much so, that the 32-year-old took to her YouTube channel on Sept. 10 to update all of her loving fans on Greyson’s journey.
“I don’t know if I would even call it a struggle because Greyson is still perfect to me,” Jenni explained. “But it’s something as a mom and a parent I’m going through and a lot of parents go through. Actually, I know a lot of parents go through it.”
Not only is Jenni doing everything she can to better the quality of her own son’s life, but the lives of children everywhere suffering from similar issues. She’s all about keeping the conversation going! “I didn’t want you guys to just see on Jersey Shore, ‘Oh, her son is in early intervention.’ He is speech delayed,” the reality star continued.
“I think sharing stories and educating each other is one of the best way to break the stigma when it comes to your child hitting developmental parts and on the chart. We just want the best for our kids. It’s going to be okay, regardless of the situation.”
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To everyone that tuned into @jerseyshore last night and messaged, commented etc about @greysonmathews with similar stories or just showing love I cant thank you enough. As a mother, I will go to the moon and back for my kids… no question. I live my life differently because of them. To find out Greyson is “behind” or “delayed” crushed me… but only for a moment… that moment came from wanting to have “perfect children” and “how could this happen to me?”… but Grey is PERFECT and it CAN happen to anyone.. I saw that last night when the messages came in by the hundreds. I decided to share that side of my family on Jersey Shore because I want to help anyone going through what I’m going through… I’m sure people need support the way I’ve needed it. Greyson is still in therapy 3x a week… he’s doing a lot better. We also changed his diet and removed unnecessary preservatives. I’ve had almost every test done you can think of because I’ll never accept that this is best case for Grey… I’ll always think outside the box and do anything that will try and help him achieve nothing short of greatness… I don’t sleep much lol. He’s my world and I want to give him the best life… because he deserves it 💙💙 and to my son @greysonmathews.. if you ever see this in the future… you’re mommy might be a bit crazy, loud and dramatic but when it comes to you and your sister… I will fight for you two until my last breath… and continue to fight for you after death… your mommy will hold your hand and stand by your side for eternity 💙💖
The first time Jenni took to social media to open up about Greyson’s diagnosis, she revealed that her baby boy, who she shares with her longtime hubby, Roger Matthews, is still in therapy “three times a week” but that he’s “doing a lot better.” She also changed his diet, removed preservatives, and “had almost every test done you can think of.”
As it stands, Greyson remains in therapy and JWoww continues to exhaust every resource she can. “I don’t sleep at night because I’m googling like a maniac everything and anything that is going to help Greyson,” Jenni admitted. “I don’t want it to just be on Jersey Shore for two minutes and be done. I want it to be information going and keep the conversation going.” You’re an amazing mom, Jenni! We’re wishing little Greyson nothing but the best.