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5 Developmental Milestones: 3 - 4 Years Old

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Emotional Characteristics

Traits: Acts eager to win adults' approval and praise. Sensitive to treatment from others. Becomes more self-reliant and independent. May fear animals, strangers, or the dark.


Advice for Parents: Provide love, understanding, and patience. Encourage independence. Stay away from negatively talking about child. Offer a night light. Don't force involvement in "scary" activities.