In the last few years since my son was born, it has become quite clear to me that children come in all different shapes, sizes and with different abilities as well.
As a parent, I often find myself looking around the playground or class noticing how many differences can truly exist between a group of 10 or so 2-year-olds.
It seems that most parents are typically aware of the general milestones that are healthy for children to meet. When to smile, sit up, walk, talk and so on.
Parents can’t wait to see these magical little moments to occur and then it is off to the next milestone. Right? But what happens when your kid is not quite up to par on the milestone checklist?
My husband and I have run into this with my son as he was described by his pediatrician to been a late talker. At nearly 2 years old, he is just starting to spit out a few words. During his development, it has been tough to not worry or compare him to other speed talkers like my girlfriend's daughter who was talking before her first birthday.
My question for all you parents out there is “How do you manage your thoughts and worries regarding your children and the milestone checklist?”