Sarah - posted on 03/14/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Just a pet peeve of mine, but it really bothers me the unsaid competition between parents. If your child is an early walker/talker/potty trainer, etc. it does not mean you're a better parent than someone whose child does those things later. It's not that you aren't allowed to be proud of your children, but watch how you "brag" about your child and the words you use, because for those people whose children are a little slower at achieving these milestones, it can leave them worried, stressed, and embarrassed as if they did something wrong. Also remember, physical development has nothing to do with intelligence, just because your kid walked early doesn't make him an Einstein. I just hope parents can realize that all children develop at different rates and in their own time. Every child is special and unique in their own way. Please Moms, stop this stupid "competition" that seems to be so rampant wherever you go!