Rachael - posted on 01/07/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
Does anyone else have issues with their little ones being treated their size and not their age. J is 4, but the size of a one year old. He is never treated like he is 4. He doesn't do the things 4 year olds do, but I think it is because people do everything for him. I am guilty of it, though I try not to be. Like if I am in a hurry, I pick him up and carry him.. no one carries around a 4 year old. Many things he can't do, like on the playground at preschool, he literally is too small.. and I feel so bad watching him not being able to keep up with kids his own age. Intellectually is he worlds above his peers, but I guess he is going to need to be... I just don't know how to address folks when they are treating him like a baby, and not letting him do the things 4 year olds do for themselves.