Have you ever wanted two very different things at the same time? A piece of chocolate cake and to lose a few pounds? To take a nap and to join friends for a walk on a beautiful day? How does it feel? Frustrating? Unsettling?
Your toddler often feels this kind of push and pull. He wants to be close to you and gets upset when he is apart from you. At the same time, he wants to do things on his own in his own way. So he snuggles close one moment, then cries and protests, “My do!” when you start to zip up his coat the next. No wonder you both feel upset and confused at times.
If you have questions about your child’s development check with your child’s health care provider or call the NYS Growing Up Healthy to find your local Early Intervention Program.
ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Keep in mind that no two children are exactly alike. Every child grows and learns at his own pace. Your child may be ahead in some areas and behind in others; in general, this is normal. But sometimes children and families face special challenges and need extra help. Early help does make a difference! If you have questions about your child’s development check with your child’s health care provider or call the NYS Growing Up Healthy to find your local Early Intervention Program. 1-800-522-5006 for English, Spanish and Other Languages; or Call 1-800-655-1789 for TTY Access