10 Common Myths About Toddlers This Age
Young Parents Singapore|August 2018

Everybody has their own views of the typical one-year-old. But here are 10 common myths that should be debunked, says

Dr Richard C. Woolfson

Chances are, you have heard many so-called “facts” about a typical one-year-old, such as his behaviour, how to manage him and how he develops.

Yet many of these simply don’t have any basis in reality. Here are 10 common myths about toddlers this age.

THE MYTH You can tell how clever he is going to be at school by the way he plays with toys.

THE TRUTH Children’s thinking skills grow at different rates, and much depends on the stimulation they receive during the preschool years. By all means, delight in everything he does, but remember there is a long way to go before he starts school.

THE MYTH Listening to Mozart’s music will make your one-year-old intelligent.

THE TRUTH There is no reason why your toddler shouldn’t listen to classical music, especially if he enjoys it. However, there is no evidence that listening to Mozart will significantly boost his brain power in any way.

THE MYTH If he didn’t form an attachment with you immediately, it’s too late to bond.

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