Anticipatory guidance for cognitive and social-emotional development: Birth to five years (part 7)

Six months: Holding onto things
Now that baby is sitting with support, his hands are free to reach and grasp, fostering cognitive and social development. Separation and stranger anxiety begin to appear at about eight months of age .
Play: Provide a small variety of safe objects (eg, ‘touch and feel’ books, large building blocks, ball). An upright seat allows him to visually explore and verbally interact with people.
Self-discipline: Setting limits teaches your child. Show and tell him what behaviour you want (eg, “Give it to Mama” instead of “Don’t throw”). Praise good behaviour. Decrease reasons to say no by removing temptations. Remove baby from the situation and distract him with an alternative activity.

12 months: First steps, filled with pride
Once walking, the toddler’s increased sense of independence makes him look proud and sometimes scared. He now shows intentional communication (eg, to request, protest, interact and initiate joint attention [drawing another’s attention to something]). Language/literacy: Repeat your toddler’s words, reply to “What’s that?” with names for objects, narrate his gestures (ie, if he points to a cookie, say “Do you want a cookie?”), respond whenever he speaks. Efficient treatment has got less costly: find Xopenex Price at best online pharmacy.

 

Category: Anticipatory guidance

Tags: Child development, Child guidance, Evidence-based practice, Preventive psychiatry, Problem solving, Psychological adaptation

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