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Ok, who am I kidding?! Us Moms all worry, but the question is when to worry and then put it aside and when to get some extra help.
Every child develops along their own timeline. It can be challenging to watch your child having a harder time developing their skills compared to other children their age. Sometimes playgroups, park visits, dance classes and soccer games are the first time a difference becomes apparent. Some children will hide their challenges by being super chatty with adults and others may act out with behaviors.
I wanted to share some of our past blog posts that can give you insight into when to give your child more time to develop new skills and when to seek out extra help.
When there are challenges to development, whether it is moving, speaking, or learning, it is important to look at the roots of the tree. Without strong roots, children have to compensate to work at the higher levels up in the tree.
The amazing this is that once we identify missing or weakened roots, we can build them up and the child will spontaneously improve in the skills moving up along the tree!
For babies in their first year, here are some tips of what to look for when it comes to milestones. Have concerns about your child’s ability to look both way or hold their head up straight? Check out our Paren’ts Guide to Torticollis.
There are so many options when it comes to baby equipment and new inventions come out every year. It’s hard for me to keep up now with new baby options now that my kids are older! My advice is to skip most of them though! A blanket on the floor and a good old fashioned play pen are great for baby. Babywearing is also fantastic!
As children get older, many parents will be concerned about w-sitting and flat feet. Check out information on both of these!
As children start school, a common area of concern is a child’s ability to cross midline. This is such an important skill for writing as well as sports skills. Most children who have difficulty crossing midline are given extra practice doing so. Although this advice is well intentioned, it is often missing the source of the problem which I talk about in the Crossing Midline Secret.
Practicing a hard skill can be important, but eliminating the blocks that made it hard in the first place can be an super fast and much less stressful strategy!
If you think your child might need some extra help, check out one of our free reports and see if some of our tips can help you get started right away!