Every year we make a trip across the globe to visit our home country. I realised how much my son (3 years old) has progressed over the year. He didnt cry during take off, sat on his own seat and even agreed to buckle up. Last time he screamed his heart out during take off, would not buckle and he slept only on his dad's tummy for only 3 hours during the 32 hour journey. This time he slept all night on the seat and didn't wake up every time another kid cried or the pilot announced turbulence. My parents were surprised that he doesnt cry to change clothes, to wash his hair, to change his nappy. He doesn't cry every 5 mins!! Now he asks for the scissor to cut the tags on clothes. He tells us what is bothering him intead of crying endlessly. He didn't cry for weeks cause of the new environment. Last year he would refuse to walk anywhere outside the house. He would be that scared. This time he walked on the beach and went ahead to dip his feet in the water!! I didnt carry his swim suit cause last time, he would not step on the sand. He doesn't spend time spinning objects and running in circles. He does tip toe and flap occasionally, but he is interacting and communicating. Only his eating has gone for the worse. His diet has gotten very limited. But otherwise he has made a lot of progress!