Do kids catch up and overcome their gross motor delays as they get older?
My son is a younger twin (smaller one too) and had to repeat a year at school as he is slow and cannot do many activities due to his delay. PE is a challenge as his coordination is not good. He finds it very difficult to write, use scissors and doesn't hold his pencil properly that results in him having to put extra effort into writing and gets tired quickly and this has an impact on his schooling.
It breaks my heart every time he comes home and someone has made fun of him in class or on the playground because he didn't know how to spell a certain word or participate in group games. He sees his twin brother excelling and him getting left behind and its beginning to frustrate him.
He is such a hard worker and once he becomes good at something he puts even more effort to get even better. My mom says he will catch up at some point but I'm not really sure. He was late in all his developmental milestones and i always felt there was something not right.
We are trying to find out his strengths one of which is his long term memory, he will never forget a face or a name or something that happened many years ago!
Has anyone experienced their child "catching up" and overcoming gross and motor skill related "disabilities"?
My fear is that as he grows he becomes more frustrated and it starts to impact his personality.
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