This book provides an overview of early childhood development from birth to eight. While all children develop differently according to inheritance and environment, there are patterns which help parents to know what milestones they might expect their children to reach physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively, at different ages and stages. In addition to developmental guidelines, Your Child from Birth to Eight offers ideas about suitable activities and toys for children as they grow. Tips and advice on issues to do with behaviour, emotions, temperament, toilet training, new siblings, sexual development and starting school are all provided. There is a list of resources for more in-depth reading, at the back of the book. Following the success of its predecessor, Your Child from One to Ten, this fully revised and updated edition focuses specifically on the early years of birth to eight. It contains new, research-based information and provides insights into what is happening to children and why they may do what they do. An invaluable resource for parents and carers, Your Child from Birth to Eight encapsulates the wisdom of other parents who have been there, and of early childhood professionals with experience over many years.