hello everyone! I'm brand new here (though I've been lurking for quite some time now), and also new to the concept of reincarnation. The more I learn, the more plausible it sounds and the more I finally, for the first time in my life, truly have my own belief system on what happens when we die. It's a very comforting feeling as I was raised catholic and never "got" it, so to speak. But, now I've discovered the ideology behind this awesome theory and I have been able to connect it to my own past life memories and things have begun falling into place for me. However.. I have one thing that really has been bothering me that I can't quite make sense of... I have read Carol's book as well as Jim b Tuckers and weiss' and a couple of others and many of the children in the case studies were 1.5-2yrs old when they had their first memories of a past life. Some children were able to give detailed accounts of their previous personalities at this age. My question that is bothering me is...I'm a mom of a 2.5yr old and a5 yr old and neither of my girls were able to say more than the most basic 2 word sentences by 2yrs ("mama, Hi!", "mama, look!"). Are these ages accurate? I mean, are these children just incredibly advanced in their spoken language abilities? I just am finding it hard to grasp given my own experiences raising kids. My 2.5 yr old is Nowhere near the language proficiency needed to recall a past life even if she wanted to.....can someone please explain this to me? It's been really bothering me and the thing holding me back from full on accepting this theory into my belief system. This is really important to me that I get a better understanding. Thanks so much.