Developmental milestones for Toddlers
Your baby: birth to 12 months stage of development
From the moment that little bundle of joy was placed in your arms, up to the time when he started to walk, you were mostly concerned with properly feeding him, keeping him safe, and getting him to sleep through the night (which he did, eventually, and then you were finally able catch some deserved zzz’s).
The psychosocial stage that your baby initially goes through, his first milestone, is Trust vs. Mistrust.
Trust is developed when his caregivers provide reliability and affection. A lack of this leads to Mistrust. This makes the difference between a well-adjusted individual who trusts that normal things will happen normally (proportional amounts of good and bad), and one who is paranoid about others, with huge abandonment issues.
- During the first year, your child learned to eat solid foods, crawl, walk (sometimes surprising you by running, often away from you in crowded places!) and started to say his first few words.
Once he turns one, your child has a lot more growing up to do, and most of it has nothing to do with you. Behold the terrible twos, the thrilling threes, and finally, the dreaded tweens! Stage ages are approximate, a rough guideline if you will, since each child’s development pace is unique.
Your child: early childhood (1 to 3 years) stage of development
The perfect phrase to illustrate this stage is the sentence “Jackie Do”:
- She starts to talk in two-word sentences
- She refers to herself in the third person
- She wants to do everything by herself
This is my favorite age range. If you look closely and record her behavior, you can see the full-blown personality of the kid/teen/adult that she will one day become. But until then, you have your work cut out for you!
In this stage, language will develop rapidly. And by language, I mean mostly vocabulary because your child makes (what are arguably the cutest) grammatical and syntax errors aplenty. But fret not, the baby talk will gradually turn into full sentences, at which point you will be begging her to shut up and give you some peace.
This is also the stage of, the biggest and simultaneously taboo-est topic with parents of toddlers.
The psychosocial milestone for this stage is Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt.
Your child needs to develop a sense of personal control over her physical skills. Success in achieving this leads to autonomy, self-sustenance, and healthy independence. Failure results in feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem in later years.
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My two centsby gelg
As a parent, I've been surprised by how much age matters in elementary/middle school.
I've noticed that the socially outstanding kids (which doesn't always mean popular -- I mean kids who are comfortable with themselves) tend to be the oldest kids in the class. I would not have thought 6 or 8 months makes a difference, but it seems to. In elementary school, six months translates to very real developmental milestones, so older kids have an advantage.
I did not allow my kids to skip grades. One kid was in precisely your situation. Her kindergarten wanted to move her up at least one year and possibly two
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