Why I’m Not Worried About What My Kids ‘Need’ to Know
By Shelly Sangrey
Our society today is obsessed with timelines and milestones. Everywhere you turn, there are checklists, pamphlets, books, and charts telling you what your children “should” be doing by a certain age. It’s enough to make any parent neurotic.
What is “normal” for one child may not be for another, and that is as it should be.
Oh no! My baby is 8-months-old and not crawling yet. What should I do??
This chart says that 3-year-olds should be able to hop on one foot. My 3-year-old can’t do that. Should I call the doctor?!
My 18-month-old can’t draw circles! What could be wrong??