- Respond to your child's need to build trust. Play with and enjoy your child.
- Allow your child to develop at his or her own rate. If you have concerns or notice delays, you may contact your local Early Intervention Program.
- Parents need short breaks. Breaks renew energy and help you enjoy your child more.
Start keeping records of:
- medical history
- Early Intervention Program plans
- developmental history
- You are your child's first teacher.
- Discuss referring your child to an Early Intervention Program or other developmental program with your child's healthcare provider or specialty clinic. Each state has these programs. Contact the department that handles health services or the office for children with special healthcare needs.