Growth and Development, Ages 2 to 5 Years
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What To Expect
Emotional and social development
By 3 years of age
By 4 years of age
By 5 years of age
Sleep: Helping Your Children—and Yourself—Sleep Well
child's abilities and the environment
Do not spank or hit your child
when to start toilet training
Promoting Healthy Growth and Development
Encourage safe exploration
Encourage a sense of security
Provide peer contact
Help your child build self-esteem
Read to your child at every age
Help your child talk with others
parenting and discipline techniques
When To Call
Managing Your Toddler's Frustrating Behaviors
Preventing Poisoning in Young Children
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