is it me or does every new parent think there kid is advanced
Jo - posted on 09/18/2009
Hi, if you think your kid is advanced, then that is all that matters, don't worry about what others think or comparing your child. They are all advanced , all unique and all they need are parent/s who think they are fantastic to encourage them to "be the best they can be". Good luck Jo
Vanessa - posted on 09/18/2009
Totally....I was just thinking last night as I watched my 14 mo. talk himself out of leaping off the back of a recliner, kids don't know anything about "milestones" or growth rates, or calendar lists, they are on they're own time, and the very best thing we can do for them is love them and celebrate all they're moments of growth. Each child has his/her own delicate balance of growth, which deserves our respect.
Maria - posted on 09/18/2009
Hahaha!!! Sorry, Amanda, but I find your comment funny. I thought the same thing 17 years ago when my oldest son was born. It seems when your child is born, everyone wants to compete/compare theirs with your newborn! I was just ecstatic (and relieved) at having both my boys! And have my parents admire them grow up!
Claudette - posted on 09/18/2009
When my daughter was born I was just happy she arrived, in one piece and healthy. As she got older I did notice certain things but upon the advice of my pediatrician, continue to stimulate her but remember she's only a child. As parents, we always to rush in and save the day. I let her explore and would watch what she enjoyed doing (she loved my tupperware), so I gave her various sizes and watched her bang them and put them on her head. Eventually, she figured out how to fit them one inside the other...I think she was 18 months when she did that.
I will say that advice paid off greatly...she is your typically 6 year old who loves to tell her classmates "I don't care if you like me, I like me!" She's happy with herself and not at all caught up in being advanced and knowing more than her classmates. She likes being her! Relax, enjoy your baby!
Barbilee - posted on 09/17/2009
It's kind of weird, either parents think thei child is advanced or delayed...either way the child just is. Enjoy your baby, enjoy the time you have while they are young. DO not get hung up on advanced or delayed. Your child will be who they need to be.
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