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Ep. 95: When to Worry About Your Child’s Milestones with Dr. Mona Amin

When to Worry About Your Child’s Milestones with Dr. Mona Amin PIN

When to Worry About Your Child’s Milestones with Dr. Mona Amin

Dr. Mona Amin is a board certified General Pediatrician and mother. She works in private practice and her passions include early childhood development, focusing on the impact of healthy sleep, a healthy relationship with food, and healthy coping skills in the first five years of a child’s life. 

On her Instagram account (@pedsdoctalk) and her podcast (The Pedsdoctalk Podcast) she shares educational information on parent’s most common concerns (I.e. fevers, rashes, viruses, behavioral issues, etc.) including current events.

Her goal is to provide an easy-to-digest education for the modern parent regarding the health and wellness of their child.

The Unspoken Topic

  • Moms often feel they are the only ones experiencing anxiety around their child’s development and comparing their children to other children.

What We Cover

  • How children’s milestones affect our anxiety as parents and how to ease them.
  • Supportive ways to help our children through their milestones.
  • Understanding a parent’s past triggers.

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Key Takeaways

  • Milestones parameters can be found on the CDC website.
  • We all have different journeys. Every child is an individual. It’s reall about looking at and parenting the child right in front of you. Your child has their own story and their own milestones to reach at their time.
  • Remember every child is different and it doesn’t determine how they will progress as adults.
  • Some children are going to talk early and some are going to talk late. 
  • Every child and parent is different. You are not at fault if your child doesn’t hit a milestone.
  • There is a huge range in what is normal.
 

Actionable Solution

 How to Overcome Parental Anxiety with Children’s Milestones

  • Reflect on your childhood. Are there insecurities there from your past? Are you worried about how it appears to others? Are you truly concerned about your child’s development?
  • Remember every child is different and it doesn’t determine how they will progress as adults.
  • Some children are going to talk early and some are going to talk late. 
  • Every child and parent is different. You are not at fault if your child doesn’t hit a milestone. 
  • There is a huge range in what is normal.
  • Even if your child doesn’t meet the milestone parameters, you can take action and meet the outcome for that child.
  • Do you best not to compare to others.

 

 

 

 

How COVID Has Affected Your Life as a Frontline Worker and Mom 

  • It was very anxiety-provoking in the beginning to leave her family. It felt like they were going to war.
  • You are giving advice to your clients and you have to give yourself that advice too.
  • Doctors are humans too.

 

 

 

Mama Has a Minute 

  • Favorite form of self-care: Exercise.
  • Best parenting advice ever received: There are a lot of things in this life that you can be, but there’s only you have to be and that is kind.
  • Favorite parenting hack: Give my child choices.
  • Share 1 book:  “Rethinking Love” and “Fear is Not an Option” by Monica Berg
  • What motherhood means to you: Motherhood is an honor and responsibility.

 

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