MY 7 YEAR OLD GIRL IS BIGGER AND SLOWER THAN OTHERS

LALA165 - posted on 09/16/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I've been reading all about the slow kids on google these days, but seems like they are just slow, but no one was talking about the physical coordination skill.
First of all, my daughter was born at over 10 lbs, and even since a baby, she never been small, now she wears size 14, she is also almost 52 inches tall. (4.5')

She was in a gym class which kind of kicked out since she could not cope other kids, and if I teach her some movement, she and her body just cannot catch it at once. For example, Forward roll took about 1 week to cope, and still cannot really do other gymnastic moves, but I am happy that she actually can do forward roll.
Anyway, nowadays, her school ask all the kids get changed for their gym class, of course she is always the last one to be done, so now we are timing her to get changed 4 to 5 times a day, which she is making at under 3 minutes.
She is good at language (chatter box as well), math, and all academical stuffs, and she has a good social skills, don't really have many friends, but couple of good friends.

Her dad is also slow side, I mean no time concept, no rushing on nothing, no plan on any complicated thing..

Anyway, my question is this.
I personally don't have the big body as hers, but sometimes I can tell if I gain some weight or even wearing winter jacket my move gets slow, so do you any guys know that the slow movement comes from her being so big?

I almost feel like taking her to her doctor and ask him about ADHD, or autism, but little too skeptical about it.
If anyone with fat kids, could you please tell me if yours are like mine, that will make me feel little better.
Oh, forgot the most important thing, even though I am not so big, I have no physical coordination skills at all, I was always the slowest runner, and never been able to touch my toes bending my body, cannot really do skipping rope more than 10.
Would it be possible that she is slow and no good at physical stuffs since she is fat and having my genes?
Please kindly share your thoughts for me.
Thanks.

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Annmarie - posted on 10/18/2013

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im not a doctor but going on my own experiences i would get her accessed for dyspraxia

LALA165 - posted on 09/19/2013

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Oh, my, tears are falling, if I wasn't at work, I would've cried...
Thank you so much for your comment, Khari,
That's right, I think I was so focused on things are not good with her than praise her with things that she does perfectly.
I just got so worried about her might get bullied at class being so big, and slow, rather soft and encouraging voice, used more harsh voices to her.

Thank you again.

Khari - posted on 09/19/2013

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Sounds like your daughter is perfectly normal. She is just not on the athletic side, and that's okay. Not everyone is physically able to do everything, or even the smallest things. I would say to not focus on the qualities that she doesn't have and focus on the ones that she does have. Like you said she is good at language and math, praise her and make those great qualities known to her as well as fun to her. I "would" say to definitely do some physical activities with her and as a family at home. Go family bike riding, family running, family physical games to make sure that she is getting her exercise and having fun at the same time. It's okay that she doesn't have that physical quality, that's just who she is. Also, make sure that what the family is eating at home is healthy and not harming to the body. This also plays a great role in our physical and healthy world. She is perfectly fine, don't worry!!!!

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