Every night, I go into my children’s room and kiss their soundly sleeping heads. Every morning, I roll my eyes as they start to fight and yell at each other (our typical wake-up routine), but during all that, I’m usually blown away by a new word or four. Their pronunciation and diction are clearer, they’re neurotypically developing, they’re perfect.
But what if they couldn’t sleep at night? What if they couldn’t speak much? What if sensory or other issues kept them from developing like they do each day?
They’d still be perfect.
They’d be absolutely perfect children made even stronger by the struggles they’d have to face starting from such a young age.