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Child development

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Child development: 4-5 years

This topic is about your four year old. You can always get a view from a hill, and being four is like the first developmental hill from which your child can get a view of a bigger world.

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Relationships & child development | Raising Children Network

Loving relationships with parents and carers are critical in early child development. These relationships shape the way children see the world. Read more.

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Child development: the first five years | Raising Children Network

The first five years of life are critical for child development. Find out how your childs experiences and relationships shape the way your child develops.

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Child development at 3-4 years | Raising Children Network

Find out about child development at 3-4 years what your preschooler might be doing, how to help your child develop and signs of developmental delay.

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Child development (7) - three to four years | Better Health Channel

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4-5 years: preschooler development | Raising Children Network

Find out about child development at 4-5 years what your preschooler might be doing, how to help your child develop and signs of developmental delay.

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Imaginary friends

Young children can have active imaginations, which may lead to them inventing an imaginary friend. This can help your child develop social skills.

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Discipline strategies

Finding the best strategy for disciplining your toddler can take time. Methods such as positive parenting can work well, as toddlers learn best when they feel encouraged and secure.

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Toddlers and lies

Toddlers might lie or fib for a variety for reasons. Learn why your toddler may lie and how you encourage honesty.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Child development: 12-15 years

The early adolescent years are a time of rapid change physically, socially and emotionally. In all areas of life it is the beginning of your child's transition from childhood to adulthood and probably a bit of wandering in nobody's-land on the way.

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