Three-year-olds can have a range of feelings, such as being excited one minute to having a temper tantrum the next. Your child may try to push, hit, or bite other children. It may be hard for your child to understand how he or she feels and to listen to you.
At this age, your child may be ready to jump, hop, or ride a tricycle. Your child likely knows his or her name, age, and whether he or she is a boy or girl. He or she can copy easy shapes, like circles and crosses. Your child probably likes to dress and feed himself or herself.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 27, 2018
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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