Mother to toddler (20 months) confused
I am Mom to Lillian (20 months old) and am a little lost and confused... She does some incredibly strange things for her age and I've started to suspect she might be a bit different to other kids her age. I think I'm really looking for someone to say 'your suspicion is valid' or 'nonsense, she's normal'.
She rolled over from her tummy to her back at three weeks and one day. She rolled the other way from 2 months. She sat from 4 months, and crawled at 5 and a half. She has a vocabulary of over 200 words and uses 6 - 8 word sentences. She reads at least 20 words. She's incredibly empathetic and will pat a crying kiddie on the back or hug and kiss them if she percieves they're unhappy. She's OCD about closing cupboard doors and straigtening rugs and packs her toys away when she's done with them. She's supremely stubborn (this might be normal, except I'm stubborn and she's something I've never seen before). Her grandparents say she's unbelievable - she adds a handful of words to her vodabulary every day, many of which she's only heard once.
She sings - 'crinkle crinkle litte star' and 'happy birsday to you' - loves music and has the most amazing rythm. She doesn't sit still for a second unless she's enjoying a book or being read to.
I get funny looks from other parents because her outbursts are quite... I don't know... intense?
As I mentioned, I just want to know if I'm looking in the right place... I've got no support regarding this (besides my husband) and most of my friends think I'm being funny when I try to chat about what I'm experiencing. I know I can't treat her like I thought I'd treat my child, because the 'usual parenting style' just doesn't work with her.
Any help & guidance (AND SUPPORT) would really be appreciated.