Monthly Archives: July 2012

Nine Going on 30…Going on 6: Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children

My now-9-year-old daughter spoke her first words when she was 4 months old. She looked up at the sky, pointed to the moon, and said, “Moon.” She was drawing at 9 months and forming complete sentences reflecting her wishes and observations of the world before her first birthday. My daughter was also an intuitive naturalist. The developmental…

Life (and limb) after high chairs

If you have your child in a booster seat, you may not be doing him any favors. The thing about booster seats is they don’t necessarily boost your child’s posture.When my son Jordan was younger, we had a high chair for him. But after he graduated from infanthood, we made do with a booster seat, the kind that attach to the chair and our never the…