Congrats on being a parent! Yes parenthood is a lovely, joyful period though it can be daunting and challenging at times. As parents watching our children grow, we find ourselves starting to worry when our kids do not develop the skills expected for their age. We also find ourselves questioning our roles and our functions as parents, not being sure where good parenting ends or where child behavioural issues begin.
This site serves to provide answers to some of the common parental questions as well as provide clues on normal and atypical development.
Have a fruitful browsing experience. Feel free to call in for a consultation when there is doubt. It is always better to be sure that things are progressing according to norm.
Here we group some of these topics in the following categories:
Understanding the normal milestones for a developing child helps parents to understand them. A quick guide is provided that allows parents to check on their child at home. A delayed learning milestone is something that needs to be assessed.
Is it normal for my child to be inattentive in class and at home? What happens when my child still cannot speak? In a problem oriented approach, parents can find information on what can sometimes be challenging issues for them.
Would a preterm child be more susceptible to learning and developmental disorders?
Children are curious and learn through play. At different ages, play and stimulation help children learn better. Information on coping with mainstream for special needs children and a balanced child development approach is discussed here.
Parents might have heard of autism, autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), hyperactive disorders (ADHD) and other learning disabilities in speech and language or motor function. This covers the specific disorders and provides information in a way that parents can understand.
Parents with special needs children have concerns that may be specific. We try to cover some of the concerns here.