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About Your Toddler and Preschooler

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As your child moves from a baby to a preschooler, she will grow and change so rapidly it might be hard to keep up! You may have a routine that works well one week only to find your child very unhappy with the same routine the next week. Welcome to the beginning of your child's independence! During her toddler years – from 13 months to about two years – your child will understand that she is separate from you and can do things her own way!

As a preschooler – from about three to five years of age – your child will be very comfortable expressing his desires and curiosity. He will also experience new emotions, increased physical abilities and the value of language. Preschoolers will also begin to manage their behaviours and emotions using words. This can be particularly challenging for preschoolers and their parents.

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