This article covers a range of topics for parents of toddlers including developmental milestones, child safety, healthy eating, and links to additional helpful information.
Your Growing Child: Toddlers 1-2 years
Toddlers are concrete thinkers and abstract concepts such as time, speed, or height are still out of your child’s realm of understanding.
Buckle your seat belts, you are in for a big year of growth! Your child has quickly gone from making her first unsteady steps to full-on running. In the second year, your child will understand that she is a completely unique person from you. This can be a scary time for your child and separation anxiety is common during this age. Your child will begin to take ownership over her toys and “me” and “mine” will become a frequent part of her vocabulary.
Parenting a toddler is a busy job. Children of this age are learning rapidly about the world around them and beginning to categorize and store what they see. Toddlers are concrete thinkers and abstract concepts such as time, speed, or height are still out of your child’s realm of understanding. High emotions and temper tantrums are normal during this age as your child works through what he wants to do versus what he is able or expected to do.