When my son was 6 months old, he tried to give me a kiss. Unfortunately, I didn’t know. He was coming in open mouthed and laughing, and being a little jokester I thought he was going to try to lick my face to make me laugh, like when the dog does it. I turned my face away. He never tried to give me a kiss again. He’s almost two today. I want to fix this. I want him to know it’s okay and fun to... More
I’m wondering if this is normal. My baby - now a toddler - has never given a kiss in his entire life. He has been known to initiate hugs and cuddles - and I also give him plenty of hugs and kisses - but when it comes to kisses I’ve been the one to give but not receive. He’s had lots of examples from me, but he’s never even tried, not with me or anyone. I’m not worried so much as I am intrigued... More
Hi all- First time mom here. My LO is 18 weeks old, healthy, happy, and growing big. I find myself obsessing over her milestones. She has been working on rolling over for what seems like 2 months now but still hasn’t. My husband keeps saying “she will when she’s ready” but I just can’t help but to worry. Anyone experiencing this stress?
My 5-year-old appears to be socially awkward even in a known environment. She shows very low self-esteem and is not open about her feelings to us so hard to help. She starts kindergarten soon so I want to be able to help her build confidence. Tried zillion play dates, exposures to activities and people, talking with her but nothing seems to help. Any suggestions?
Just a PSA to always push for a special needs assessment if you think something might be up with your kid. Our three year old doesn't say the beginning sounds for lots of words. I emailed her doctor's office and the doc who responded wasn't concerned. At our three year appointment I brought it up and again the doc wasn't concerned, but offered us a referral to a speech therapist... More
My daughter will be 2 1/2 at the end of February. She has been in speech therapy for about 2 months now, her therapist has said she has been making progress but I personally haven't seen a dramatic change. She also suggested she get evaluated to possibly start Occupational therapy on top of her speech. (I know things can take time) My question is to whomever can set my mind at ease. When sh... More
My daughter is 20 months and still doesn’t really talk much so she expresses every emotion with a loud shriek or scream of some sort. She gets scared she screams. She gets upset she screams. She gets excited she screams. She gets happy she screams. She even laughs with a scream. I want to help her express her emotions in a way that is more appropriate but I don’t want to make her feel as if I’m... More
This post is going to be long so i apologize... She will say dada,momma,uh oh, wow. Yeah. Thats about it for the most part. She does however (when she wants to) mimic the sounds of words. She will say bye bye but not actually say it. She will say "all done" as it sounds but not actually say all done. She is in speech therapy twice a week. Sometimes it goes well and she participates a... More
My daughter turns 5 over the summer so she’s eligible to start kindergarten in the fall. I’m now curious whether she might benefit from another year of preschool instead. What could your child do right before they entered K? Read and write? Just recognize letters and write only a few words? Would be helpful to also hear from other summer birthday parents.
My daughter is 2, she turned two in September. She says dada, sometimes mamma, she says yay, claps, bye bye, hi .. and listens to commands like “no, come here, stop, high five, good job” and she reacts to those things the appropriate way you’d except from a toddler. (Also waves) But she Doesn’t talk like I guess she should? Everyone online says she should be talking more and that if she’s not t... More
My son is 11 and half months (he will be one in December) and he is still not pulling himself up to stand. I’m so worried. I did take him to his Doctor and she told me not to worry about it, but I’m still concerned. It really bothers me so much! It’s very hard to see that he’s still not standing.
We are wondering if our son is ready for potty training or not. He just turned 2, 2 months ago. His diaper is staying dry for a pretty long time and often does not need to be changed after a nap. But he does not talk much (he is getting a speech therapist soon) so I’m worried he won’t tell us when he needs to go. He also has never given any cues he is going to the bathroom and never let us know... More
Hi parents, my 8 months old son is crawling 😂, and my daughter never crawled, she went straight to walking, so I don't have any experience with crawling. Whenever I look at him doing it, I'm freaking out that he will hit an edge of a wall or a corner of any sort and hurt his head. Any ideas how long this phase will last? My heart can't take it lol. And any tips on what I could do to... More
My son will be one in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to start the transition to no longer breastfeed him. Right now he nurses about four or five times a day for about five minutes. He is great at eating solid foods and does not nurse to sleep. I am not sure how to transition him to cows milk (has never really taken a bottle) and stop breastfeeding him. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!