DD who just turned 5 in December is behind in the physical things.
Meaning, she can't:
Ride a bike (she lacks the leg muscles and steering ability)
Do a summer salt (tummy tickle, roll feet over head)
Tie her own shoes
Brush her hair (I think that is more of a Mommy will so I don't have to)
Use the "monkey bars"
Swing without being pushed
Is this normal for kids these days or should I push her super hard to do all of the stuff? I know she needs to learn to tie her own shoes, we are working on that she just isn't getting it very quickly.
Don't bash please, it's 3am so obviously(sp?) I'm concerned about this or I wouldn't be up worrying!
Asked by Anonymous at 4:18 AM on May. 20, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:22 AM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by mrsary at 4:31 AM on May. 20, 2011
I am sure its nothing to worry about, each child is different therefore what one can do at 3 doesnt mean the next can. As for monkey bars etc many kids dont have the upper arm strength, I think its way to presumptuous to say its abnormal, if your not convinced with your Dr's evaluation by all means get another one, but I am sure there are many mothers out there of 5 year olds that cant check off everything on that list!
Answer by Princess_s21 at 4:56 AM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by treynlisa at 5:49 AM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by jenn4443 at 5:56 AM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 7:50 AM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by tiffanyv123 at 8:32 AM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on May. 20, 2011