Originally Posted by itsmyturn
Many of the parents you see posting on this forum are doing so because they don't have place in their daily life where they are free to discuss and show pride of their children's accomplishments. Its OK for a parent of a 12 month old to be proud when her child starts walking but you are not supposed to be proud if your 9 month is doing it, because you must be bragging or comparing.
In all honesty, this is partially what I was doing to start this, in the first place. I am really pleased that it has started a nice discussion. It is helping me, as a first time mother, learn a lot by reading everything. I was SO proud of her and I was unsure that this was a development for this age, especially from when everything I have read/been taught through my literacy degree, it did not seem so. Besides the fact that I had people of whom, until the recent video, disbelieved every little thing I shared that I was so proud of her doing.
I wanted some sort of basis to start with, since I was gifted, myself, growing up. I want better for my daughter than what I had. I got "lost" so to speak and when I was younger, at least in school, the sponge for a mind that I had was wasted, more-so when I wasn't emotionally ready, at 6, to be placed with 10 year olds. It made me lazy in school and not reach near the potential and eventually it caused me to fall behind in areas where I had excelled all my life because I didn't bother, and was never pushed, to keep up once my level was reached.
I've always just felt out of place and wanted to fit in, but have had huge difficulty doing so. My little monster is catching up in the gross motor skills where she had been behind...very quickly. We are adding categories and subcategories to her knowledge compartments in being able to identify things and, because her memory is very good, it is going quickly.
The only issue I am seeing at this point is that she needs to move from activity to activity, from book to book, picture to picture, very quickly and is impatient if it is not done so. She is also very stubborn. She lets me know when she is done doing something and doesn't wish to do it anymore...very quickly. The thing that makes me laugh, though, with her persistence, is that she keeps trying to figure out how to put her shoes on...she's done this at least since 6 months. She knows they go on her feet and she keeps trying to get them there but can't quite figure out why she isn't successful when she holds the laces and repeatedly "fishes" the shoe at her foot...or when she leans forward, holding onto the shoe's tongue, mashing the shoe along the side of her foot. It's so gosh darn cute and fun to watch. She gets mad when MOMMY tries to put them on though; and even more mad when mommy has to take it away to put it on.