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Child Development and Parenting: Early Childhood
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This topic center covers parenting and child development of preschool children (early childhood aged 3 to 7. For a complete review of the theories of child development upon which this article is based, please visit our Child and Adolescent Development topic center. For coverage of child development and parenting topics applicable to infant children (ages 0-2) please visit our Infant Parenting and Child Development topic center.

She's talking so much more, about what she did today and what she feels. He's starting to make playmates outside of home. She's going to school. Much to his parent's relief, he becomes potty trained and says good-bye to diapers. It's true-they aren't babies anymore.

This article is the third in our series concerned with child development. The goals of this series are to discuss what is known about how children develop from birth through adolescence, and to offer tips on how to use this developmental knowledge to improve parenting skills. This particular document will survey child development between the age of 2 to 7 years, a period sometimes referred to as early childhood.

As with our infant development article, this early childhood development document will discuss how a child grows and develops physically, cognitively (mentally), socially, emotionally, and sexu...

 
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