Ok, I have moved to this forum because I feel really uncomfortable mentioning these things anywhere else for fear of mama's thinking I am bragging. Having a child who is exceeding your expectations can be just as hard as one who is not. Does that make any sense? I don't know who to talk to about ds's language development because all his peers are struggling and he is not. Ds is an active, determined and funny 18 mo. He has been signing since he was about 8-10 months and did gross motor skills "on time" or a little early. He speaks about 60-70 words, is working on saying about 10 others, and signs about 20 words that he hasn't learned to say. His fine motor skills are exceptional and that's where we are running into problems. He can open things we didn't think he was capable of (gates, jars, outlet covers-you name it). He is obsessed with wires, cords, and anything electrical. He chooses a bag of wires and cords over toys any day and really doesn't bother with many toys except his train set and Tinker Toys. He interacts well with us and others so we aren't worried. He initiated peek-a-boo around 6 months, we have an avi video file if you want to see it. Just looking for some support from those who have been through frustrating days with a very bright toddler. Thanks!
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5/12/05 at 2:11pm