Child Development and Milestones

The first three years of a child’s life are an amazing time of development…and what happens during those years stays with a child for a lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to watch for signs of delays in development and to get help if you suspect problems.

Recognizing early warning signs for childhood problems can improve your child’s chances for a joyful and independent future. As your child develops, you can expect to see his or her skills developing each month. Your doctor often refers to these skills as “developmental milestones.”

Most parents get excited about major milestones such as when their child walks or says their first word.

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