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Toddler development at ages 18 to 24 months: what happens

Toddler Development at 18-24 Months: What Happens Feelings At this age, toddlers experience new emotions such as anger and frustration, guilt, shame, possessiveness, and excitement. These "big" emotions can be difficult for your child to handle, and you might throw some tantrums as a result. Although your child's separation anxiety peaks around 18 months, it should calm down by 2 years. Your child will also start to thinking about how they are feeling and might associate feelings with words - for example, your child might tell you they are "sad". They could show affection by kissing you...