Is your child above average?
I think it is important to note what is average. Average would be whatever is developmentally appropriate for their age. So, above average would be beyond that, either mentally or physically.
In your opinion, is your child advanced, or above average in some area?
My daughter is average mentally and physically. She's way above average in being artsy/crafty though. She certainly didn't get that from me!
My son is above average in school be he has his struggles too.
I don't look at my kids and see "above average" though if that makes sense. I see them as having strengths and weaknesses. I brought this up because a lot of mommy wars (in real life) seem to focus on having that kid who is above average. it seems kinda silly to me.
Logan my middle was above average on motor skills and talking. But now he seemed to slow down.
Vince is below average on a lot because of his tortacollis he had. But he seems to be catching up. I think he might be a late talker
She didn't really start using words or talking till she was just shy of turning 2. I was very discouraged and thought she was behind after small talk with people at work. A lot of times someone would ask me how Adison was doing and I would be like "she is doing great she just started using words!!!" and they would shut down my excitement with "Oh really? I have a nephew thats her age that is already using complete sentences." (that was just one example) I don't believe it was intentionally bashing me, but in a way thats how I took it. I talked to Jim a lot about whether she was behind and we talked about speech therapy. I would read books to Adison, talk to her,and try to get her to "use her words" and she would get very frustrated with me, and I figured if she was frustrated with me, there is no way I was going to have some stranger put her through this unless the pediatrician recommended doing so. I am very glad I waited.
She is 2yrs 7 months and has blossomed tremendously. She knows all her colors, the alphabet, she can count up 20, and count backwards from 10. She can clearly sing a variety of different songs (abc's, row your boat, b-i-n-g-o, twinkle twinkle, patty cake) She also knows approx 3-4 of her favorite cartoon theme songs (mickey mouse clubhouse, dora the explorer, & sheriff callie). She knows a ton of animals and the sounds they make.
With that being said- we have not reached the point where you can have full conversations with her. You can ask her a few questions and she will respond. There are a handful of sentences she can say, her communication progresses daily. It's exciting and scary.
I also enrolled her in those infant swim classes, so god forbid something happen and she fell in the pool she can get herself up out of the water and flip over onto her back and tread water. Although I only let her in the pool area supervised and with a life vest on.
If you would of asked me 7 or 8 months ago- I would be saying she is a litlte behind.
Lelynn was delayed as a small child Crawled late, didn't walk till 15 months old. but he got his teeth early. He also has speech therapy He is very smart now likes taking things apart and putting them back together just like his daddy. But I work in daycare and all children are different in their on ways .
But every child is different. And develops and learns how they're intended.