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So, yesterday I caught myself in a fleeting moment of competitive parenting. Someone I know whose toddler is slightly older than my toddler mentioned something she’s doing, and I noticed myself begin to wonder if my own toddler was on track for that.

I reminded myself that he’s doing a fantastic job being himself, and moved on. I just don’t have any patience for anyone who starts comparing one child’s development schedule to another’s. And when that child is mine, and I’m the one who’s doing it, there’s just no reason to give that thought any mileage.

I then remembered how I’d done that to myself a couple of times in the past few days, comparing my progress versus another’s. So I figured I’d come here, ‘fess up to it, and give up that sort of nonsense altogether!

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