Toddlerhood is a challenging stage. My daughter has the newfound ability to express her wants, needs and excessively irrational, endless, countless, infinite demands with words, yet lacks the decency to keep it to herself.
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Can the sounds we choose first really capture who we will become over time? Or do we give them added meaning with hindsight, because we have waited for them so long?
First words are a transformative milestone. Like first smiles, they give you a glimpse into the being within. Like first steps, they bring your child a little closer to where they were meant to be
Baby's first words are always special. But, two-year-old Bronte Cassell's go beyond momentous. She spoke for the first time at the age of two.
Earlier this month my 19-month-old daughter starting talking in earnest. Hours before the onslaught of language her preferred method of communication was whining or bursting into tears.
My baby's first word is "Mama." Very simple. Very basic. Kind of cliché, but I'll live.
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