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Childhood is not a race

Magda Gerber very wisely said that: "Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child”.

But we live in a competitive culture, in which everyone is expected to do things fast… Parents sometimes get anxious and confused about their children’s “milestones” and achievements.

I am a mom of 3 teenagers, and I can tell you that each child definitely has its own pace and way of doing things. As a professional I will tell you that if you have any doubt, better be safe than sorry, and you should check.

I just wish you to remember that “Nothing in nature blooms all year. Be patient”.

And just like you should be patient with your child, try to also be patient with YOURSELF. Some parents ask me how many sessions they will need to solve this or that problem. Again, they want everything to be fast and efficient… and I really respect that. Yet, we also need to remember that learning new skills, and new ways of parenting, is a PROCESS. This process will take more or less time, depending on each individual.

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