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Childhood Development

Childhood development refers to the process of physical, cognitive, linguistic and emotional changes that happen right from birth all the way through to the beginning of adulthood.

The process depends on two things: one, the innate physical and genetic changes that occur as a result of normal human growth; and, two, the unique environmental factors, including parental care and nurturing, that are a feature of every child’s individual upbringing.

As a parent, you will naturally observe and wish to assist your child’s development, and it may be useful to have some understanding of the important factors related to the milestones and monitoring of the primary sets of skills.

These include:

We also explore other areas such as weaning, potty training, and difficult issues such as separation anxiety and your baby’s fears.

Here at My BabyManual our team of writers and expert contributors have created a compendium of evidence-based articles to help you “check in” with your child and to answer the questions you might have regarding whether they are “on track” for their age. We have also created articles that include useful tips for helping to encourage your child’s healthy development.

My BabyManual — your dedicated parenting resource

My BabyManual is an evidence-based resource for parents. All our articles have been created by professional writers and researchers or medical experts such as paediatricians and psychologists. This means you can rely on our information to be informative, engaging, relevant and to-the-point.

Begin reading our library of articles today.