In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh talks about what you can expect from your child when they reach 18 months old.
In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh talks about what you can expect from your child when they reach 18 months old. At this stage children can point to body parts just from hearing the word. They also have the ability to recognize their own name. You can also expect some temper tantrums at this age. Crying is OK but if it escalates into screaming or hitting it is important to do the following: stay calm, do not get angry and be firm. A one-minute timeout can often be an appropriate way of calming your child down. If you are having trouble with tantrums, ask your pediatrician for help.
Preeti Parikh, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer of HealthiNation. She is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Westside Pediatrics, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has completed post-graduate training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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