Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dads are the same all over the world

My translator is the new Dad of a 4 month old boy. Today during a quiet moment, he asked me how many "milestones" there are for children. To back up a little, my translator worked for over a year to help interpret in the Rehab Technician Training program here at Hospital Albert Schweitzer. He heard lots of pediatric lectures about developmental milestones. At first, I started to give a half way intelligent answer (I am not a pediatric specialist!) about physical vs. cognitive vs. other types of milestones. Then suddenly it hit me! That was NOT what he was asking. I stopped and slapped him on the back and told him, "Relax new Dad. Your baby will reach all the developmental milestones just fine." He grinned. That was what he was looking for.

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