Monday, June 19, 2017

Is your child reaching their Milestones?

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As your child begins to grow it is expected you have worries. As a parent you worry if they are growing up too fast, not fast enough. You worry about if they are eating enough meat, fruits and vegetables. Another fear you may have are if your young child is reaching his or her milestones. I want to introduce you to a program that will help you to know if your child is hitting milestones at the right time. It also provides invaluable checklists, videos, and activity ideas will set your mind at ease, letting you when to expect important developmental milestone as well as what to do if you have any concerns.
This post is made possible with support from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program. All opinions are my own.
Let's take some time and explore the age of a two year old. 
What most children do Socially and Emotionally by this age: 
*Copies others, especially adults and older children 
*Gets excited when with other children 
*Show more and more independence 
*Shows defiant behavior (doing what he has been told not to) 
*Plays mainly beside other children, but is beginning to include other children, such as in chase games Language/Communication 

My nephew and son get so excited when they see each other. Once my nephew comes over it is followed by hugs and a few jumps from each of them. They then proceed upstairs o play with various toys. I truly feel they are both growing well in this particular area!
The next area is Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving). From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website I learned so much! 
For example at this age they should: 
*Find things even when hidden under two or three covers 
*Begins to sort shapes and colors 
*Completes sentences and rhymes in familiar books 
*Plays simple make-believe games 
*Builds towers of 4 or more blocks Might use one hand more than the other Follows two-step instructions such as “Pick up your shoes and put them in the closet.” 
*Names items in a picture book such as a cat, bird, or dog 

Both of my little one's enjoy colors, coloring, shapes and talking. Once they figure out words have power they will chat your ear off. I LOVE this age!! Luckily, I feel they are both on the right track from what I have been researching and reading on the site.
What if you are concerned about your child's development? They even have great resources for that!You can enjoy that by click here. They even have these resources in Spanish, just click here!! See “How to help your child” or ways "To talk with your child’s doctor” and even tip sheets.
One last milestone checklist I want to talk about is Language and or Communication. Many children in this age range talk. However, I do know I few that do NOT. They are mentally, physically and emotionally stable but for one reason or another do not talk. Knowing your child and observing them daily helps you determine if this is cause for concern or if they might just be shy.
What you should look for:  
*Points to things or pictures when they are named 
*Knows names of familiar people and body parts 
*Says sentences with 2 to 4 words Follows simple instructions 
*Repeats words overheard in conversation Points to things in a book
Staying on track with your child's development is such an important task. As parents it can be so overwhelming. Having this information, resources and videos to help really are wonderful. Luckily they are all at you fingertips reach. 
Are you Interest in learning more? 
Order a FREE “Parent Kit” (includes a Milestone Moments booklet with checklists for ages 2 months to 5 years and a growth chart; English or Spanish just click here.

37 comments:

  1. My oldest was spot on, but my youngest had a speech delay. He ended up going to Early Intervention and they helped him catch up.

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  2. What a great post. My son had a speech delay and we got him some additional help and now he NEVER stops talking! Haha!

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  3. These milestones can freak me out sometimes but it's so good to get help early if it's needed!

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  4. My 16 month old daughter is doing all of the above. I'm thankful for that! Thanks for this timely checklist :)

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  5. I have to admit I don't have children so I know little about the key milestones, I am sure it can be a bit scary when you are a first time parent though.

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  6. I'm always worried about if my child is reaching the appropriate milestones in his little life. I often worry that I'm not the "best" mom or "best" at keeping him busy and active but then I remember, he's smart, he's learning, growing and he's happy. <3

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  7. Great post. I think as parents we worry about many things. It is also important to remember all children reach milestone at different times. I know this because i have four kids and they were all so different. I like your advice on staying on track about our children development. I do have one of my children who is autistic getting the help he needed. Even though all my boys developed differently, I knew when it was just a mild delay and no big deal to when I had to do something. He is getting the help he needs and doing so well. Love your post.

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  8. Our school offers free development screenings for kiddos under age 3. I had my son evaluated recently. All children develop at their own pace, but some problems are easier to fix when caught early.

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  9. Sharee DavenportJune 19, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    This is great information and I love the parent kit you shared. It's always nice to be able to see the milestones and celebrate when your kiddos reach them, no matter the age!

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  10. These are some great resources! It's true that every good parent worries about their child. It's pretty normal to worry about their food intake and milestones, so these are great resources to help ease the parent's minds.

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  11. My children are of age to have their own, so will share this good post. My husband is a day care provider for a center in our city, and he's a strong believer in celebrating milestones! Thanks for the share!

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  12. Great article on children reaching milestones!

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  13. Thank you for the resources and information! The parent kit will be used!!! ) Milestones are worth reaching with intention and celebrating!

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  14. What a great source for young moms and Dads. Milestones are def. worth paying attention to.

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  15. This is very helpful for new parents, thanks for sharing!

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  16. My children are grown now, but it is interesting to see some of the milestones listed...and to remember when they made those milestones themselves. My oldest always hit the milestones right on time, or even early...and my youngest was a bit slower. Back then, the doctors told us that the older child was doing everything for the younger child so they didn't have to learn as fast. In the end, they are both grown and absolutely brilliant so it all worked out!

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  17. What an incredibly helpful and informative post! Thanks!

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  18. Your checklist is a great idea, they do so much and seemingly change every single day at this age.

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  19. Great post. A parent can easily track their child's development using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire and if it shows any concerns they should definitely bring in to the attention of their pediatrician.

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  20. What great information! I know the worries are many!

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  21. Love this post. Love it even more since I am a parent! Don't blink because it goes by just like that!

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  22. Nothing beats the playfulness present in children. They are so joyful and easy to amuse. Love your photos! :)

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  23. Great information on milestones! Love the photos. :)

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  24. this must be such a wonderful feeling, and also these photos are grateful. i really like your checklist, very helpful and informative.

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  25. This sounds great. It is important to take note of the food intake and milestones.

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  26. This is such useful information and I love that it is also available in Spanish. I remember when my kids were that age, I wanted to make sure they were hitting all their milestones and knowing what those milestones should be made it less stressful.

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  27. My older son wasn't reaching his milestones. It was later determined that he had autism. I think it's so important to be aware of this early on! He is doing much better now as a teenager since we got him early intervention.

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  28. I dont have a kid yet, however I did observe my little sister a bit advance to her milestone. She learned to speak when she was 3months old! Its crazy but its also fun talking to her.

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  29. Such valuable information and things to remember. I have three children and they were all so different.

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  30. These are such important things to consider! I don't have children yet, but pray to God that they will be healthy little babies!

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  31. This is an awesome resource for new parents! I just had my second and it's so awesome to see him reaching his milestones.

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  32. Both of my kids were a tiny bit behind but it never really slowed them down

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  33. Every single child is different and sometimes people get too caught up on what they "should" be doing by that age. At the end of the day he/she can only do what they can do, you can help them to develop but you can't force it out them. Let children be children, it will all come eventually. This is a good idea to help parents keep on track and discuss any concerns with the health visitor but I just hope people don't get too concerned with what they aren't doing

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  34. This is a really comprehensive list and very helpful! As I learned with my oldest, some kids just take a little longer. As long as my doctor was happy I was happy!

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  35. As a person who does not persoyhave any children, but works in nursery with children ages 0-4, I find myself subconsciously looking for these milestones. While I realize each child is different, sometimes we get children and I silently worry if they are where they should be and wonder if they are on track with there language and communications skills.

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  36. Thank you for your tips and advices. Your post was very informative. Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO //SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

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  37. Thank you for your tips on children reaching their milestones and the idea of a milestone kit which I really like. I had developmental delays when I was younger but I soon caught up x

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