Healthy development means that children of all abilities, including those with special health needs, are able to grow up where their emotional, social, physical, and educational needs are met. The early years of a child’s life are very important for their health and development. Having a safe and loving home and spending time with family―playing, singing, reading, and talking―are essential. Proper nutrition, exercise, and rest also can make a big difference.
Harbin Clinic Pediatrics follows the Bright Futures/ American Academy of Pediatrics national guidelines for pediatric health screenings and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention national guidelines for immunizations.
It doesn’t take long to develop the confidence and calm of an experienced parent. Your baby will give you the most important information—how she likes to be treated, talked to, held, and comforted.
Your child is advancing from infancy toward and into the preschool years. During this time, his physical growth and motor development will slow, but you can expect to see some tremendous intellectual, social, and emotional changes.
Before you know it, your child has turned four and then five years old. You may find that your somewhat calm child of three has now become a dynamo of energy, drive, bossiness, belligerence, and generally out-of-bounds behavior.
Your child should feel confident in her ability to meet the challenges in her life. This sense of personal power evolves from having successful life experiences in solving problems independently, being creative and getting results for her efforts.
Middle – High School
Adolescence can be a challenge for parents. Your teen may at times be a source of frustration and exasperation, not to mention financial stress. But these years also bring many, many moments of joy, pride, laughter and closeness.
A young adult who goes away to a college or a job far from home has to build a social support system from the ground up. At the same time, he may have to acclimate himself to a drastically different environment.