KIDS GROW AT THEIR OWN PACE


I recently came across a post on facebook about funny things kids say, I was having fun reading the comments until I found a comment where someone claimed her 6 months old nephew said "I see you now", I was like what? Then I found another saying her daughter of 7 months said: "I will tell my dad everything". In fact, I found several moms or aunties claiming their son/nephew or daughter/niece of 6-8 months old said this and that.


Then it dawned on me while reading this, that another mom out there whose kid is probably 2 years old or more and can't say a sentence will start feeling bad and wonder if something is wrong with him/her. Please and please don't feed into that B***S***, hardly will you find a 6 months old that can form a sentence with 4 words. I personally have never seen one baby that does that. Don't judge yourself or judge your kids based on someone else's achievement, kids are different and they grow up in their own unique way.


My first son didn't say much until he was 3 years old, a lot of people showed concern and even guess maybe something was wrong. I felt a bit pressured at one point, so I took him to see a speech pathologist. I was told nothing was wrong with him, he was just having a speech delay, which I was told was common in boys, especially firstborns. I know better now, not to be pressured by the opinion of others when it comes to my kids unless a specialist detects something wrong. My son is 5 years old now and talks too much, he is very inquisitive and always trying to bring up conversations on his own.

The bottom line is, don't compare your kid in all aspect of life to that of someone else's kid. Your kid will grow on his/her own and with proper guidance become better. If you have kids having challenges or difficulties, be it speech or something else, don't be pressured to believe something is wrong. Kids are wired differently, you need to support your kid, help them succeed and build a better version of themselves. 


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22 comments:

  1. Talking at 6 months, that's a bunch of BS. Those people are probably lying, unless they have video proof, I don't buy it. But I totally agree, kids grow at their own pace and until a doctor tells you that it's a problem, they are totally fine.

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    1. Exactly, as a mom I don't believe such stories, most of it are just lies. I just hope other moms with kids that has speech delay can see it as lies as well. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Ohhh yes totally true! I am in a mommy facebook group and there is always someone saying this and that but all the kids developpe differently! My daughter is two now and my husband worries sooo much that she has a delay after hearing another two years old talking so well. I have to always calm him down.

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    1. People lie a lot in Facebook groups, just to showoff. Most of what they say is not true, thanks for your comment.

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  3. I dont have any experience in parenting, never seen any parent recently so i cant imagine your experince now. I believe everyone grows at their own pace.

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  4. So very true, no kid can be compared and they all develop differently at their own pace. Some walk earlier while some talk earlier, Its just a matter of time that we need to have confidence in them and in our upbringing.

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    1. Exactly, having confidence in them is so important. Thanks for your comment!

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  5. I dont have a kid yet, but I observe some kids in my neighbourhood. Yeah kids nowadays are fast learners, and more creative.

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  6. I see your point and I agree 100%. My daughter is 15 months old and says a few words but I am not worried about whether they are many or not. She will speak wont she?

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    1. She will surely speak with time, my son didn't say much until he was 3 years old. He is 5 years old now and talks a lot, other parents just like exaggerating.

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  7. Comparing yourself to someone else just does not work when it comes to life. Everyone is different and shouldn't have the same expectations placed upon them. We are all unique individuals.

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  8. I completely agree! I remember when my first son was 2 and not saying much yet, and we were in a store where a little girl was talking in complete sentences. I said to the mom, "Wow! She speaks so well! How old is she?" and she said "1 1/2." I remember thinking in that moment that my son may be a little behind .. . but luckily I quickly got out of it and remembered things like your guidance here -- that everybody grows and develops differently. Thanks for the perspective!

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    1. Exactly, the message I am trying to pass across. Thanks for your comment.

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  9. All children develop differently, and I think some parents definitely exaggerate their child milestones. My son has various development difficulties and I remember being in the doctors once and a couple saying how their child crawled at 4 months old - I felt awful! In hindsight this must have been a total exaggeration. Just have to focus on our own little ones :)

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    1. Exactly, a lot of parent put a lot of exaggeration in what their kid can or cannot do. Thanks for your comment.

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  10. Children definitely develop at their own pace rather it's due to their environment or just life itself we'll never know why. The good thing is their doctor can manage how they are or aren't developing.

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  11. Yes there's a normal or average age for things, but that can vary on so many things, including boy and girl. I never had the perfect child by no means. I was just glad I wasn't one that always said "we went to the dr today" for every little sniffle. Grown and healthy is all I care about.

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