I’ve been so concerned this past week and keep asking myself ‘Does my toddler know enough words’ and i’m not so sure. She doesn’t know simple words even… like car and dog.
I would list the words she did know and it just didn’t seem enough… what IS enough for a toddler? I’ve found myself comparing her to other kids in her group and I hate that. I’ve watched as parents compare theirs to Pops and how mean it is and I can’t believe I’m now doing it.
I think we all compare to some extent but most of the time it’s in a good way, just to reassure were on the right track but this time I was comparing in a negative way.
I’m blown away some days by how much Pops knows, I’ll say something not actually expecting her to understand (normally about tidying the toys up) and she will actually start doing it.
This morning pops went over to the radiator and said ‘dot’ it was only when MM said yes its hot I realised what she was saying and that made me wonder.. how many words do I miss a day because either I’m not listening, didn’t hear or just don’t understand them as the word she actually means?
I think I’d better stop listing and start listening.
Do you ever find yourself comparing your child to others? How do you stop?
Until the next post,
Are and Pops.