8. Be Ready to Embrace Change
A baby who once loved an activity now rejects it. Parents can be quick to assume that something's wrong when, in fact, it may be that he's matured. While measuring your child's outward signs of growth in inches and on the scale, remember that he is making strides on the inside too -- emotionally and cognitively. The parents' role as their children evolve from infants to toddlers and beyond? To evolve right along with them.