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How Social Media Could Change Our Understanding of Children

My youngest didn’t talk until he was 2. I knew he was fine—but it was hard to get people to believe me.

When I say that Liam didn’t talk, I really mean it. Liam said absolutely nothing until he turned 2—and then, all he said was “Mama.” Our pediatrician was concerned. Relatives were concerned. Neighbors were concerned. My other kids would say to me, “Shouldn’t Liam be talking by now?” “He’s fine,” I told them.

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