1 to 2 years

Living and Loving - - BABY & TODDLER -

Your baby is be­com­ing more in­de­pen­dent and gain­ing con­trol over his mus­cles. These are the “teach­able twos”, ex­plains Tarynn, when your baby is start­ing to view him­self as in­de­pen­dent from you. “This is a won­der­ful age of self-dis­cov­ery and in­de­pen­dence. Your job now is to teach your baby im­pulse con­trol and self­dis­ci­pline: stop means stop and no means no. You also need to give your baby ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to do things for him­self – feed him­self, bath him­self, tidy up for him­self. This tells him you have faith in his abil­i­ties,” she says.

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