If you do not currently have a diagnosis for your child, this is a good starting point to help you understand the facts about children's growth. It is a home page of sorts. We will take you step by step through the learning process. We are parents who have been through this and are here to help you!
What is normal growth? Children's growth (how much they grow each year) is VERY important information. "Normal" growth is children who are growing at least 2 1/2 inches each year after the age of 2.5 and before puberty. If your child is NOT growing the minimum of 2 1/2 inches each year after the age of 2 and a half, or he/she is growing much faster than their same age friends... these growth abnormalities can be caused by many things.
So the first thing to do is to measure your child to see where he or she is on a growth chart! You can do this at home! A new window will open for this section. After you have their growth "numbers" come back to this page and continue....
AFTER you have your child's growth chart numbers...CONTINUE HERE
There are hundreds of influences on a child's growth. Conditions such as Constitutional Growth Delay (late bloomers), Failure to Thrive, Intrauterine Growth Restriction or Precocious Puberty (growing and maturing way too fast and too young) may be of interest. Call or email us if you need assistance. We understand your concerns! Ph: (708) 383-0808 (9-4 central) or ContactUs@magicfoundation.org
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