DOES MY CHILD MEASURE UP?
By Deborah Springer
A Milestone-Comparison Trap
Google “developmental milestones,” and you may be surprised to see 1.5 million results. Are there that many milestones in the 18-year lifespan of a child from birth until they graduate from high school? No, definitely not.
1.5 million results tells us that common milestones happen at different times, on a different “schedule,” for every single child.
No need to panic if your baby does not automatically become a walking toddler by that first birthday celebration. Your three-year-old who refuses to potty-train will jump that hurdle before she leaves home for college. And, your five-year-old, who still can’t master zippers and buttons, will achieve those skills before his first date . . .
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