can help your child grow and develop by understanding a toddler's need for
independence and allowing safe exploration. It helps your child become
confident in trying new skills when you are patient and provide unconditional
love. Also, recognize that your child can be easily overwhelmed by all the new
things he or she is seeing, hearing, learning, and doing. Help your child to
get plenty of rest and quiet time. Schedule well-child visits with a doctor to
keep track of your child's growth, development, and overall well-being.