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What Parents Should Know About The 8 Developmental Stages Of Their Children


If parents know these 8 stages of crisis, parents will raise their children more easily.

Stage 1: Newborn to 3 months of age
At this stage, crying is the only way children can do to communicate and convey the message to parents or other family members. After a while, parents will learn to distinguish between crying when hungry, tired, sleepy, or uncomfortable.

However, sometimes, your baby cries for no special reason, no one can explain it. In this case, don't be angry, yell at, or neglect your baby, always comfort your baby in a gentle and cuddly voice. Children will feel safe and calm again. Always remember that babies can feel the emotions in an adult's voice too, so be as gentle and friendly as possible so they feel safe.

Phase 2: 4 to 6 months
At this stage, your baby may laugh or giggle in response to toys or words from parents. Therefore, it is very helpful if parents make funny faces and play with children. This is also the period when children are more aware of people around, besides mother and father. 

They can recognize familiar faces and objects. Therefore, children should be introduced to other children and adults, if not, they are more likely to be shy or afraid of strangers.

Phase 3: 7 to 12 months
At this time, babies begin to like their mother more than anyone, and always show fear of strangers. Sometimes they cling too much to their parents, crying loudly when they left. The solution is not to leave in a hurry, but to gradually widen the distance with the child. 

Ideally, the child should be a few steps away from the start, leaving the child free to play alone but still with parents there to supervise.

Stage 4: 1 year old to 2 years old
Children at this age begin to interact with many other peers, but that does not mean they know how to interact and understand the concept of sharing. You will find that your child is very selfish and does not know how to give in, but don't scold him or label him "spoiled".

Even when the child is angry, it is normal to protest with parents. Parents should be calm, more importantly gentle, and moderate, should not scream or scold children.

Stage 5: 3 years old
Children of this age begin to know how to share toys with friends. The most important thing at this stage is that parents teach their children sympathy, and encourage them to share with others. 

At this age, children begin to fear the dark, fear of ghosts or imagine under the bed with monsters. Instead of denying, acknowledge and accompany your fears.

Stage 6: 4 to 5 years old
Children at this age may follow the rules, but they do not understand what is right and what is wrong. They want to be more independent, so they often do the opposite of what their parents want. Parents encourage and allow children to choose.

This is also to help nurture the curiosity of children. Do not think your child is stubborn, think his children have the right opinion.

Children 4-5 years old sometimes mood swings and become aggressive. Sometimes children get along with the people around them, seem more responsible. Then, when they want to make others happy. Love your children, you will receive the same thing.

In addition, teach children at this age how to express anger in a suitable way. Give your children time to calm down when they have inappropriate behavior. You should also encourage your children to talk openly and praise them when they behave properly.

Stage 7: 6 to 12 years old
For children of this age, parents are no longer the whole world, but friends are what children care about most. Children also begin to have heterosexual relationships. Children also begin to envy. 

They also like to participate in competitive games, like to join groups and be part of a community, to show that they have personality. At this stage, children should be taught to respect and listen to adults. You should also try to spend as much quality time with your child as possible.

Stage 8: 13 to 18 years old
At this stage, children often compare themselves with others, and if their peers recognize the ability, there is nothing better.

Young people often compare themselves to others, and being accepted by colleagues is very important to them. Therefore, parents should teach their children how to deal with the stresses and pressures of friends.

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