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How To Understand Your Child Development

When your child is growing up, you will occasionally find yourself questioning how your child is growing up. Understanding your child’s developmental stages can help you prepare them for school and life, but also protect them from risk taking or not being prepared for what life throws at them. This article will give you some tips on understanding each stage so that you can be able to understand their development even better!

Understand the different stages of child development

Your child is developing at a rapid pace. It’s normal for them to be able to do many things that you can’t, at least not yet. But it’s important to understand what they’re doing and why they’re doing it.

Stage 1: Infancy 

In this stage, the baby is totally dependent on their parents for all needs. They have no sense of self and cannot do anything for themselves. They sleep 12 hours at night and 6 hours during the day. During this time, their brain is developing rapidly, but their body is not ready to handle the physical rigours of daily life. The baby will cry if they want food or attention, but they need to learn how to communicate with you before they can learn how to self-soothe.

Stage 2: Hand-Eye Coordination 

This stage begins when your child can use both hands independently and switch from one to the other easily. They can also identify objects with their eyes closed and make sense of what they see with their eyes open. By age 2, most children will have reached this milestone.

Stage 3: Language Development

Children learn languages through play and imitation, so this stage usually begins around age 2 or 3 for most kids in India., although some may not start speaking until later on into preschool years or even kindergarten. 

Stage 4: Social Skills

Kids at this stage are beginning to learn how to interact with others and how to communicate their needs effectively through words and gestures (such as pointing or making sounds). 

Stage 5: Asking Questions

This stage of development is when your child starts to ask questions like why am I here? What is this thing? Where does this thing come from? Why does my brother/sister have different clothes from me?

Remember that every child develops differently.

Remember that every child develops differently. You might think your child is behind in their development, but they could actually be ahead of the curve!

No two children are the same, so there is no right way or wrong way to do things. There’s no such thing as a perfect parent or teacher – just like there is no such thing as a perfect kid (although some people are better than others).

Some examples for delay in developing:

A lack of eye contact with others

Problems with speech and language

Difficulty with motor development (such as walking)

Do not compare your child’s development with other children.

Because every child develops at its own pace, the way an infant learns to talk, walk and crawl varies from one child to another. The key is to be patient and allow your child to learn at his or her own pace.

Measure your child’s height and weight regularly

Make sure you measure your child regularly so that you can keep track of his or her growth spurts and changes in height. This will help you notice if your child has outgrown clothes before they are too small for him or her, or if he or she has lost weight because of illness.

Track important milestones

Track important milestones such as sitting up, crawling, walking, saying words and making sounds, reaching for objects and learning to stand alone. Keep track of when he or she begins eating solid foods like mashed potatoes and pureed carrots.

Watch him carefully during playtime and take note of how he interacts with others and how he treats them, including how much attention he pays to them and how he responds to their actions or words towards him (for example: if he gets teased by another child).

Rule out developmental disorders

It’s important to rule out any possible physical, psychological and behavioural issues that could be causing delays in your child’s development. Some of these are:

Seizures or epilepsy

Cranial nerve palsy (a birth defect of the facial nerve)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Sleep disorders

Talk to your pediatrician regarding your child development

Your pediatrician is the best resource if you have questions or concerns about your child’s development. They can assess your child’s overall well-being and help you address any concerns

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