As growing up in a conservative cultural background, understanding the developmental milestones of children was just a natural part of growing up. Most of the people assume that all the children grow at the same rate. When they find out that their child is not walking on the first birthday, they begin to panic and start to compare with other child who is walking at the eleven month. But they have not noticed the fact that their own child has begin to babble and using lots of hand gestures to communicate whereas not the other child. My point is that all the children grow at differential developmental rate. In order to have better understanding of children developmental milestone and helping these ignorant parents, I have personal as well as professional interest in conducting a research study on the following topic:
1. How can teachers, educators, advocates or anyone working with children from various cultures can educate parents about different children milestones development and understanding that every individual child grows at different developmental rates?I know my research study and things that I am trying to explain is confusing and complicated. But I have always wonder about this developmental milestones of children and how can I do better job of explaining to these novice parents that its ok that their child is taking time to cross certain milestones. In this way, if anyone would suggest me any resources or articles on this topic, it would be very helpful. I am open to any suggestions, helps, advice or even constructive criticism regarding this research topic.