This just happened...
well last night
but it is big news around here
and I attribute it all to a trick another mom shared with me
you want your child to walk...
stop holding their hand
hold the back of their shirt instead
so I held the back of her shirt yesterday and she walked and walked and walked
and then I took her shirt off and off she went... all by herself
yes it took her close to 18 months but that is not what matters
she is walking!