Child Development Milestones and Parenting Tips


Off to a Good Start: Child Developmental Milestones

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#idunnohow Parenting Tips and Tricks Developmental Milestones Series (EP: 01)

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Parenting Tips for Toddlers: 5 Essential Rules for Communicating With Young Children

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Child Development: Milestones and Parenting Tips Overview. Physical development: Learn how your child’s body is growing and changing and take notice of the new motor Toddlers. Oneand 2-year-olds develop at a rapid pace physically, emotionally, and cognitively.

Their developing motor. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. These links will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life.

Toddler Milestones: What Happens in Your Child’s Second Year Sick Kids? 15 Tips to Help Stop the Spread of Germs Feeding Picky Eaters: Tips for Dealing With Mealtime Mayhem. Provide ways for your child to see, hear, feel, move freely and touch you.

Your baby will slowly establish trust with you. Slowly move colourful things for your child to see and reach for. A simple, homemade toy, like a rattle, can attract your baby’s interest by the sounds it makes.

Your Child’s Development: Age-Based Tips From Birth to 36 Months This set of age-based handouts include a “what to expect” chart for each age range, frequently asked questions, a research summary, and information about common parenting challenges for each age and stage. Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Click on the age of your child to see the milestones: 2 months; 4 months; 6 months; 9 months; 1 year; 18 months; 2 years; 3 years; 4 years. Child Development Basics plus icon. Early Brain Development; Developmental Screening plus icon. Screening for Professionals; Positive Parenting Tips plus icon.

Infants (0-1 year) Toddlers (1-2 years) Toddlers (2-3 years) Preschoolers (3-5 years) Middle Childhood (6-8 years) Middle Childhood (9-11 years) Young Teens (12-14 years) Teenagers (15. Babies, toddlers, and school-age children develop new skills and abilities in a steady progression as they get older. Every child develops at an individual pace.

Using developmental milestone. Bailey says it’s a good idea for parents to watch for these early childhood milestones, along with the more obvious “firsts” such as walking and talking. Just be careful about comparing your child. Preschooler Development & Parenting Tips (3 – 6) Preschoolers are emerging from toddlerhood to a new world of exploration and formal learning.

Most have started or will start preschool or prekindergarten and complete this period of development by entering formal school either kindergarten or first grade.

List of related literature:

Referral to parenting classes that provide information on developmental milestones and anticipated changes may be helpful.

“Pediatric Primary Care E-Book” by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
from Pediatric Primary Care E-Book
by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Summarize milestones in infant and toddler motor development.

“Lifespan Development: Lives in Context” by Tara L. Kuther
from Lifespan Development: Lives in Context
by Tara L. Kuther
SAGE Publications, 2015

Important milestones such as sitting up, crawling, walking, or talking occur later than for those of the typically developing child.

“Music Therapy Handbook” by Barbara L. Wheeler
from Music Therapy Handbook
by Barbara L. Wheeler
Guilford Publications, 2015

List developmental milestones with the age at which they are attained (e.g., hold head erect while in sitting position, rolls over front to back and back to front, sits unsupported, stands and walks without support, first words and sentences, dresses self).

“Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination E-Book” by Henry M. Seidel, Rosalyn W. Stewart, Jane W. Ball, Joyce E. Dains, John A. Flynn, Barry S. Solomon
from Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination E-Book
by Henry M. Seidel, Rosalyn W. Stewart, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Use the developmental milestone checklist (Table 5.1) to refer to the social, emotional, and communication milestones for a child’s age and discuss the child’s development with the child’s parents or caregivers.

“Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment” by Dianne Zager, David F. Cihak, Angi Stone-MacDonald
from Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment
by Dianne Zager, David F. Cihak, Angi Stone-MacDonald
Taylor & Francis, 2004

List developmental milestones with the age at which they are attained (e.g., holds head erect while in sitting position, rolls over front to back and back to front, sits unsupported, stands and walks without support, first words and sentences, dresses self).

“Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination E-Book” by Jane W. Ball, Joyce E. Dains, John A. Flynn, Barry S. Solomon, Rosalyn W. Stewart
from Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination E-Book
by Jane W. Ball, Joyce E. Dains, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

For example, you might inform parents about major developmental milestones to anticipate in an infant’s first year of life.

“The Social Work Skills Workbook” by Barry Cournoyer
from The Social Work Skills Workbook
by Barry Cournoyer
Cengage Learning, 2007

For example, by 9 months infants play simple social games such as patty-cake and peek-a-boo.

“Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book” by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Stockert, Amy Hall
from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book
by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Box 12-2 lists other social milestones in the development of toddlers and preschoolers.

“Mosby's Paramedic Textbook” by Mick J. Sanders, Lawrence M. Lewis, Kim D. McKenna, Gary Quick, Kim McKenna
from Mosby’s Paramedic Textbook
by Mick J. Sanders, Lawrence M. Lewis, et. al.
Elsevier/Mosby Jems, 2012

Ask about the child’s temperament at each stage, motor and intellectual milestones (see Table 10-1), as well as social and emotional development that would be appropriate for each stage (see previous discussion in this chapter).

“Psychiatry for Medical Students” by Robert J. Waldinger
from Psychiatry for Medical Students
by Robert J. Waldinger
American Psychiatric Press, 1997

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  • My baby is 15 months and I’m living with my mom, who spanked/paddled us early. I’m finding that when I stop and breathe and do my best to communicate rather than commanding him to do things, he’s more receptive even though he’s doesn’t fully understand. I think Children really understand intent and they’re wired to communicate and connect.

  • I have an adult ADHD with kids that are diagnosed with ADHD as well so you can just imagine the chaos at home daily but videos like these been helping me a lot. I also had to warn my husband and children when my mood isn’t good. My kids are uncontrollable most of the times but they are good kids. For some reason, when you love your children, you can always find ways/solution to solve the problem and constantly fight your own demon to have that self control. Being constantly irritated, frustrated and stressed easily is a battle i have to overcome everyday but I really told my kids that we need to help each other and be understanding to each other. I also always have to warn them and tell them to ignore harsh words that comes out of my mouth when I can’t control my anger because I don’t mean any of it. Heart to heart talk is very important so that they understand deeply and we also educate ourselves about adhd. It really help

  • I get that it’s normal and healthy to want to negotiate and persist… its the “stay calm and neutral” part that is the problem. There’s only so much anyone can take, and while it’s vital to be modeling calm positive behavior for them… that’s a lot of pressure on a worn out, frustrated, never-gets-a-break mom whose barely keeping it together as it is. THAT’s the parenting tips I need. I already know that getting frustrated is my problem, its the “how the heck to find some calm when they’ve repeatedly pushed every single trigger you have and won’t give you room to calm the F down” that I need help with.

  • That was a great video. I’m guilty of raising my voice and telling my 4 year old that she’s not listening to me. I’m going to try what you recommend. Thank you so much. I just had the thought to look up how to be a better parent here on YouTube and I’m so grateful that YouTube is available. I really appreciate your help. Happy Holidays.

  • Hi,I am a toddler teacher I am by myself with six toddler’s 12 to 18 months I would like some advice how to get my toddlers to stop climbing on the table,as soon as I go to change diapers One of the kids get up in the table and then most of the kids are on the table.

  • hi Lori..this is great..i have never thought of saying this..tqvm.. i cant wait to try talking to my kids now…But i have one 7 yr old daughter seems to have problem waking up..we can gp 1 hour waking her up with results..i hit her every morning..pls help as she has become a very angry person and rude to all of us. pls help

  • Thank you. How is that my 3.5 yr. Old is perfect at daycare and anybody else when I AM,as mother, not around? At home he is very whiney almost every 5 minutes, doesn’t speak full sentences, wants me to pick him up,can’t play by himslef, calls me when ever he doesn’t see me (walking to the kitchen or bathroom)…. Very frustrating. Thanks for any advice

  • I believe that listening to “hear and understand” instead of listening to “respond” always helps in communication with everyone! Great video!

  • Hi Lori! Thanks for this video. It’s nice there are videos like this to help parents with the essential parenting skill as this is one of the toughest skills to master. So just today, I got a call from my daughter’s school and her teacher wants to meet up with me next week. I suspect that my daughter did something bad in school. And so I’m right coz when I talked to my daughter she told me she hit a classmate. I’m not going to bother getting into the details coz my concern is ‘aggression e.g. Hitting a classmate’ has been an issue for my daughter for five years. She is 10 years old now and in 4th grade. I’m very, very concerned that this has been happening for years and no matter how much I tell her it’s bad and i’m sure she knows what to do, she can’t control herself. I know she can’t take other kids jokes/making fun of her and she always resolves to aggression. What donI need to do. I feel so frustrated.

  • We live in an apartment complex with a playground, and my child was so excited to be outside, the other day, that he kept running from my sight and potentially endangering himself. I spanked him, but I feel like I could have acknowledged his excitement, held his hand, and told him that I could help him stay safe while his body felt like running in unsafe areas. I really hope I’ve gotten the gist of this video.

  • I hate parenting! I read and watch all these videos and I am so overwhelmed. Having kids is the worst thing I ever did…I didn’t plan them. I just like sex and now I am sitting here watching this video longing for my old life of Freedom away from the screaming and crying and parenting videos. I’m packing my bags and running away for sure!! Thank you for this video. It sent me over the edge. I’m outta here! Bahamas here I come!

  • Kiddo grabbed the pacifier out of siblings mouth when the little one was having a particularly hard time. I asked for pacifier back and the older one would not give it back. Instead of punishing I would say “you seem you be having a hard time leaving the pacifier with your sibling. I can tell you really want to hold the pacifier after I told you not to. Let me help”

  • Thank you:)
    Although I very much appreciate the advice, the guilt of how I react at times to my 2.5 yo makes my heart hurt. I’m glad there are recourses like you to help parents learn to do better♥️

  • thank you my mom aaid my tone of voice is always harsh with my almost two year old. im going to try this methods to see if it changes.

  • Re-fram ( from today.) Instead of demanding my 4 yr old gets out of the car by saying..” I asked you to get out of the car, I’m hot let’s go now ” I could have said. “I know you enjoy going for rides in the car, we are home now let’s go in and get cooled down in the ac.” Or ” I know you like being in the car, its hot in there I can help you out of the car.” Something like that.:)

  • it was pretty helpful but I think I have a totally different situation. He is in kindergarden about to start preschool this year he has been having problems putting his hands on people including the teachers today he had an incident where he was throwing chairs at the teacher. whenever he comes home from school we ask him what did he do that day what did he have for lunch did he learn anything sometimes we ask him on the ride home sometimes we wait until later on in the day it seems like he don’t want to open up completely or he’s having problems trying to explain himself or most common answers are I don’t know, because or he will just agree if we suggest an answer. he is not my biological son he is my girlfriend’s son and it’s just him and her at the house he’s never around in the violent or unproper people I guess you can say if you have any suggestions on trying to get him to open up that would be grateful

  • “obedience is an unreasonable expectation for any age “, what???? so…..when should we expect our children to obey their authorities? the Bible is very clear about how to train children to become obedient. Proverbs is a WEALTH of guidance. i have a hard time taking this sweet lady’s advice when that statement is her theme. so, if obedience is not the GOAL,then…,what’s the point of the rest of the training? my 21 month old knows right from wrong, and is obedient to our requests about 90% of the time….i KNOW that obedience is a completely reasonable behavior to expect….with consistent firm, loving, discipline, and lots of love and attention, affirming his value to me, as my child.

    wow…still getting over her statement.
    parents there is hope, when we parent the way God says to. He made our children anyways, surely He knows how to train them to be productive, smart, strong and loving adults one day.

  • I took away a telephone shower roughly from my 3 year old hands. The he didn’t what me to dress him. This was after a difficult swimming class where he hit his teacher and a boy.
    At the end I said… I know you like to cooperate to the harmony of the family. Please help me dress you. He accepted.
    From the beginning I should have said.
    I know you like playing in the shower. I know it’s fun. Now is time to go and play outside with the plane and the horse at the main hall. This should have helped.
    Let’s try again to turn of the water and go play outside.
    Please give me some inputs… Now I’m feeling guilty.
    Love to you all.

  • Hi Lori! Thanks for these videos! They are really helping me.

    Not long ago Ignacio (2) was playing with a friend and hitting him.
    I picked him up violently an put him in his room saying ” you are staying here, you have to learn not to hit people “
    Today I can do this:
    I’ll pick him up gently, maybe walking a bit with him taking him to another playing area and while playing with him I can say:
    You hit Juan When I’ve told you not to.
    It seams like your having a hard time with that let me help.
    It is hard to control our bobbies when we are exited. You are so exited Juan came to visit us.
    Let’s take a big breath and try again.
    I won’t let you hit Juan but I’m here to help so let’s try again.
    I love you.

    What do you think?

  • Thank you Lori for your encouragement.

    I haven’t been able to watch your video on how to help my 2 year old baby not to hit.

    Apparently because of my geographical location. South America.

    You have another way for me to see it. I think it would really help.


  • Thanks for your video. I’m actually struggeling putting in action this kind of calmer parenting methods (my boys are 21months & 3 y-old) so your example is quite helpfull.

  • Re-fram ( from today.) Instead of demanding my 4 yr old gets out of the car by saying..” I asked you to get out of the car, I’m hot let’s go now ” I could have said. “I know you enjoy going for rides in the car, we are home now let’s go in and get cooled down in the ac.” Or ” I know you like being in the car, its hot in there I can help you out of the car.” Something like that.:)

  • I love it. I’ve been resorting to the 5 perps lately especially with my four year old during this transition with a new born. Poor guy. We have great moments but I ruin them when I use these 4 techniques.:( I’ll have to watch this video more to get it down and get my confidence back on how to engage politely. Thank you!!

  • Hi I was wondering if you could give me some advice. Lately mealtimes have been a struggle with my son. He is just over 2 1/2 years old and loves to play and explore a lot more than eat. My husband and I are unsure how to handle this without resorting to taking his toys away or turning off the TV or threatening to do so. We certainly don’t want to punish him for being curious and liking to explore his world, but we also don’t want him to go hungry. We have never had this sort of problem before he has always enjoyed his food and eating I assume it has something to do with his age. How can we get our son to stop playing and sit down and eat his food without resorting to tears and arguing?