Your Child: 49-50 Months

Parenting November 08, 2010 Print Friendly and PDF

Congratulations, Your Child is Four Years Old!

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Parenting Tips for Your 49-50 Month Old Child

Your four-year-old child is very curious about many things and is so much fun. She can understand much of what you say and can teach you a lot about the world. The way a four year old sees the world is like no one else. Please listen to your child when she talks. Your listening lets her know that she is important to you. Talk with her and ask her questions about what she notices and thinks and feels.

Be sensitive to your child’s fears, even if you do not understand them. Although she seems very independent, your child still needs lots of hugs and encouragement from you. The way you treat her is one way she learns how to feel about herself. Your care and respect help her feel like a worthwhile person. If you watch her closely, you will get clues about why she does what she does and how to help her grow.

Learn More About 49-50 Month Old Children

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  • Appreciate the Joys of Your Role as a Parent
  • Couples Build Close Relationships by Creating a Shared Meaning
  • Development and Characteristics of a 49-50 Month Old Child
  • Help Your Preschooler Deal with Stress
  • Improve Communication with Your Child by Extending the Conversation
  • Keeping Fit Family Style Helps Parents and Children Stay Healthy
  • Learn How Your Four Year Old Child Feels By Listening
  • Make Sure Your Child’s Preschool Program Matches Her Needs
  • Take Time for Play to Improve Your Child’s Problem Solving and Social Development
  • Tips on Providing Toys for Kids
  • Your Child: 49-50 Months
  • Your Preschooler Learns By Doing


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Note to Parents: When reading this newsletter, remember: Every baby is different. Children may do things earlier or later than described here. This newsletter gives equal space and time to both sexes. If he or she is used, we are talking about all babies.
References: These materials were adapted by authors from Extension Just in Time Parenting Newsletters in California, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.

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