It’s only natural for parents to observe their child’s growth and development closely and, at times, compare it to other children. Let’s address your concerns and explore some key points about child development:
1. Every Child is Unique
Remember that every child is unique and develops at their own pace. Even siblings can have variations in their development timelines. These differences are entirely normal and should not be a cause for concern. Your child’s progress is a journey, and it’s important to celebrate their unique path. The fact that your child is now speaking and participating actively is a positive sign of growth.
2. Post-Pandemic Variations
The pandemic has brought about significant variations in child development. Children have reacted differently to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Some may have experienced delays in certain areas of development, such as speech or learning. This is not unusual and is part of the broader picture of child development.
3. Developmental Guidelines
To provide clarity and support, organisations like the Indian Pediatric Association have established developmental guidelines. These guidelines outline the expected milestones for children at various ages, including language and social development. You can use these guidelines as a reference point to assess your child’s progress.
4. Age Matters
In early childhood, even a few days’ or weeks’ age difference can lead to variations in development. Development happens daily during these crucial years. So, if your child is slightly older or younger than another child, you might observe developmental milestones at different times.
5. Podar Prep’s Monitoring
Rest assured that at Podar Prep Preschool, we closely monitor the development of every child. Our teachers are trained to recognise any developmental delays or concerns. If we observe any such issues, we’ll promptly communicate them to parents and work collaboratively to address them.
6. Comparisons Aren’t Necessary
Avoid excessive comparisons with other children. Each child has their strengths and areas of growth. Embrace your child’s individuality and focus on nurturing their interests and abilities.
It’s natural to be curious about your child’s development, but remember that each child follows their unique path. Use developmental guidelines as a reference, and keep open
communication with your child’s school to address any concerns. Rest assured that your child’s growth is a continuous journey, and with your love and support, they will thrive at their own pace.
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