Tag: Developmental Milestones

How Do You Diagnose a Global Developmental Delay?

How Do You Diagnose a Global Developmental Delay

Takeaway: Children with a global developmental delay are well behind in meeting many developmental milestones. These include milestones to do with (1) cognitive skills, (2) motor skills, (3) language & communication skills, (4) social and emotional skills, and (5) self-care skills. You can download milestone checklists to try and identify a global delay, but that’s just a first step. Eventually, you’ll need a team of specialists to make the diagnosis and create a care plan.     Read More

Why Children Need to Learn to Manage Their Emotions

Why Children Need to Learn to Manage Their Emotions

Takeaway: Children with good emotional self-regulation know how to handle their emotions in different situations. Without it, they would struggle to (1) Make friends, (2) Succeed at school, and (3) Stay mentally healthy. But as a parent, there are simple things you can do to help your child regulate her emotions.   Read More

Has Your Toddler Reached the Right Developmental Milestones?

Has Your Toddler Reached the Right Developmental Milestones

Takeaway: Toddlers (age 1-2) have usually learned a specific set of physical, thinking, language, and social skills. And the critical skills in these categories are called developmental milestones. Many toddlers reach these milestones slightly late, but if your child is significantly delayed, it’s worth contacting a specialist. Read More