A Growth Spurt…

pankwake

We are all used to them. The kiddo seems to have grown like Jack’s bean stalk overnight. Pants are too short. Shoes too tight. And we rush off to replace their whole wardrobe. But what we are just beginning to understand is that our children’s brains continue to grow over their lifetime. And that they too can experience sudden bursts of development that change everything overnight. PanKwake has just been through one of those…and I am loving it.

Not that many years ago, scientists believed there was a ‘golden’ period of development between birth and five during which children’s brains grew and developed. They even believed that if children missed key milestones during this period, they were destined to remain behind their whole lives. As the parent of a child, whose autism/Asperger’s was not even diagnosed until she was seven, this was a depressing concept. All those missed opportunities for…

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