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Children’s Ages and Stages of Development

There are different changes that will occur as the child grows. These changes are both physical and also emotional. It is important for parents to understand the different stages of development and the changes that will occur in those stages. This is because you as a mother you should understand how to feed the child and also not to panic when you see some developments. Even better, the parents will learn what to expect throughout the child`s development, so as to seek medical attention in case some abnormalities occur. Here are some of the child’s development stages

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Infant 0-2 Years

These are usually the first two years in life. It is the time when the parent and the child develop the bond in real life. Both parents should be present to receive the infant and create a lasting bond during this time. It is very important for the mother to make sure she provides for the infant’s unique needs as this is a critical period for any child. Therefore, the breastfeeding should be done appropriately since the mother’s milk is the primary source of nourishment to the kid. Secondly, you should make sure that the child`s health is taken care of and the kid receives all the immunizations as scheduled.

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Toddlers/Preschool

This is from the age of two years to five years. At this age, the child is already talking and can communicate to the parents. She can recognize the father and the mother. However, for some children, they will start talking at the age of 30 months. There are several changes in the Childs body including faster movements and the voice changes from infant to toddler’s voice. It is important for the parents to continue reading about the current topics in child development because several things are shared in those forums that are important to Childs development.  At this stage the child’s development stage, the major challenge is developing the child’s emotional regulation. However, it is advisable for the parents to use the bond created during infancy to help the toddlers modulate their emotions.

School-Age Children 6-12 Years

Raising children at this stage of development can be awesome as the child starts to learn new activities and trying them. This is the child development stage when children will start developing their talents, and so parents should be keen to nurture the child’s abilities at this stage. It is a critical child’s development stage, and it is important to be keen. The moral conduct is best developed at this stage and as the child grows correct them when wrong and award when right.

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Adolescents (13-18)

During this child development stage, the parents ought to be very careful since the teenagers have started discovering different things and exposure to the world will make them learn both good and bad. You should be keen to learn what the teenager is doing since most of them will start spending more time alone which can be dangerous.

During all child development stages, it is important to be close to your child. Don’t delegate parenting to house helps.

About Yezdan ASIL

Child Development Specialist. I finished a university child development specialization department. I teach at a private school.

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