Learning skills combined with maturity = progress

When it snows it takes Sasha much longer to do her business. I often get annoyed and try to walk her faster, she digs her heels in and refuses to move when she’s sniffing snow.

Sometimes we (myself included) get impatient with what seems like our kids lack of progress or maturity but they need to grow at their own pace, not ours. I find this is particularly true for a lot of fathers.

Sometimes parents put off getting help for their kids because they hope that they’ll just grow out of their challenges with maturity. While maturity helps maturity does not teach skills & strategies.

If your son has lagging social or executive functioning skills please don’t wait around hoping things will magically get better. While there will be improvement with maturity he also needs to learn practical skills and strategies designed for how his brain learns best.

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