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3 Year Visit: Independence & Imagination

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Show your child that you take their fears seriously by offering a favorite blanket, nightlight, or by leaving the door open.


Asking why is a normal part of your child's development. Be patient with them, and with yourself, as they try to figure out the world.


Your child learns how to handle their emotions by watching you. Try to regain your calm if you get upset.

Safety: Emergency Preparedness

Help your child learn your full name and phone number, and pin this information inside their clothing when going to crowded spaces.

Text RECAP12 to 1-844-650-1210 to get this delivered to your phone

If you have any questions about what you've seen here today, ask your provider at your next visit, or contact the Mount Sinai Parenting Center at

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