Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Child wellness
Myth #1: Boys take longer to develop speech than girls. Fact: Speech and language development occurs at similar rates in boys compared to girls, typically before the age of 3 years old.  Myth #2: It is normal for boys to have...
When Madi was 15 months old, we were at a playground and we met a little girl who was 16 months old. This little girl was speaking at a very advanced level!  Meeting this little girl made me worried that Madi’s speech and language development were behind. ...
It is very important to me that Madi is able to speak both English and Cantonese. I try my best to speak Cantonese with her at home. Sometimes it can be tricky because my husband only speaks English. There are several ways that a child can learn...

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