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1 to 3 years

From baby to toddler: children develop their personality between the age of 1 and 3 years. We've compiled a list of tips on how to encourage your child’s development and build their confidence and self-esteem. Temper tantrums are normal and an important part of child development. As tantrums become more frequent, parents have to find ways to implement clear rules and boundaries. In the Child Development section you’ll find useful information that will help you manage your child’s behaviour during this phase. 

As soon as your child is able to walk, there are potential hazards all over the house. This is the point at which you are going to have to babyproof your house. You can read about babyproofing in the Health & Your Child section of the website. 

Looking for childcare? Before you return to work, you will have to find a good childcare facility or full-time day nursery for your child. Our tips will help you organise your return to work after a break caring for children. And what about leisure activities? Check out Familienportal.NRW to discover lots of exciting things for the whole family to do. 

Parents with small children are certain to have lots of questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice! Experienced professionals near you are there to help. We have compiled a list of services offering expert advice and guidance on where you can find support. 



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