My Child

My Child's Development

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Should I worry if my child's development does not correspond to the ages given in books ?
When will I know if my child is right or left-handed ?
Why do 5-to-6 month old babies put their feet in their mouth ?
My 12-month-old child does not walk. How can I stimulate him to take his first steps ?
My 2 year old yells and get angry when other children approach his toys. How can I help him to share ?
Why do 2 year olds have so many temper tantrums ?
Is it normal for my 3½ year old to talk to a non-existent friend ?
How can I appease my child's fears ?
At what age can my child start eating with a fork ?
At what age can I safely give my child scissors ?
... and many other questions !

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Date de parution 01 janvier 0001
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QUESTIONS ANSWERS for parents
Francine Ferland
My Child’s DEVELOPMENT
My Child’sdevelopment
Francine Ferland
My Child’s development
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and Library and Archives Canada cataloguing in publication
Ferland, Francine My Child’s Development? (Questions/Answers for Parents) ISBN 9782896191338 1. Children  Development  Miscellaneous. 2. Children  Psychology  Miscellaneous. 3. Education of children  Miscellaneous s. I. Title. BF721.F47 2008 155.4 C20089412281
Graphic design: Nicole Tétreault Cover photo: Nancy Lessard Interior photos: Nancy Lessard, Claude Dolbec (page 12)
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Table of Contents
Developmental Age }What is the meaning of the developmental ages specified in books? Should we worry if our child takes longer to learn a skill? ............... 9
Righthanded or Lefthanded? }My child is 8 months old. When will I know whether he or she is righthanded or lefthanded?..........................................................13
The Imaginary Friend }My 3yearold talks to a nonexistent friend called Charlie. Is this normal? How should I react?............................................... 17
Walking }My 12monthold child does not walk. How can children be stimulated to take their first steps? ..................................................... 19
Sharing Toys }My child of 22 months yells and gets angry when other children approach his toys. How can I help my child share toys with others? ......... 23
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Questions/Answersfor Parents
Voluntary Release of Objects and Object Permanence }My 7monthold child constantly throws things on the floor from the high chair and shouts at me to pick them up. It is exasperating! Why does my child do this? .................................. 26
Spoon, Fork and K nife }At what age can my child start eating with a fork? What about a knife?.......................... 30
Fear in Children }My 2yearold was very frightened on Halloween seeing children in costumes at the door. Is this normal? Do all children have these kinds of fears? ....................................................... 32
Temperament }What exactly is meant by a child’s “temperament”? ....................................... 34
Tricycle and Bicycle }At what age can children ride a tricycle? What about a bicycle?............................................ 39
The Terrible Twos }People often talk about the ”terrible twos.” Why do 2yearolds have so many temper tantrums?.................................................. 40
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Smiles, Laughter and the Sense of Humour }What makes babies smile? What makes them laugh? Can we say that children have a sense of humour?................................................ 45
Understanding the Rules of Games at 4 }Is it normal that my 4yearold finds it hard to follow the rules of soccer? ................................ 49
Scissors? }At what age can I safely give my child scissors, and how do we teach children to use them? ....... 50
Instructions for Children of 1 to 3 }At daycare and at home, what kind of instructions 1 to 3 year olds understand?........ 52
Teaching Colours }To teach my child colours, do I just have to repeat them? ..................................................... 55
The Eyesight of Newborns }Can newborns see? If so, how far? Do they see colours?.............................................. 55
Colouring or Drawing? }Does colouring make any contribution to children’s development? Isn’t it better to encourage them to draw? ................................ 56
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Questions/Answersfor Parents
Feet in the Mouth }Why do babies of 5 or 6 months put their feet in their mouths? ............................................. 57
Ideal Toys for Young Children }Is there an ideal toy for young children? ............. 57
Drawing Little People }At what age do children start drawing little people? ......................................................... 58
Selfrecognition in the Mirror }At what age do children recognize themselves in the mirror? ..................................... 59
To learn more about your child’s development...................................61