Can you believe that in just 24 months your baby has grown to be a walking, talking,thinking toddler? One minute she touches your heart with her smile and big hug. The next she drives you crazy as she says “No!”
Again. She is figuring out who she is, what she can do and who is in charge. She wants to be “little” and “grown up” at the same time. Life is not always easy for your terrific two-year-old.
One minute she may cling to you. The next she may insist “My do” and refuse your helping hand. She is gaining new skills at the same time she is learning rules that she is expected to follow. Sometimes she may appear so grown up you may expect her to behave in ways she’s not yet able to.
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