Birth to Age 2
From birth children all have different temperament
Temperament refers to the severity of emotional reactions.
Such as passivity, grumpiness, and activity.
Passivity makes reference to how actively involved a child is with his or her environment.
A child that's involved with his or her surroundings responds to a new person or event.
Some children can cry easily due to their level of irritability.
There are some infants who barely cry, which is easy for the parents.
- Attachment is the strong connection that develop between people emotionally.
- Infants mainly become close to a small group of people early in life and those that care for them
- Attachment shows that infants care
- Infants also respond to certain people who are important to them
- The caregiver who is reliably available and responsible for a baby's needs, is responsible for the baby's self-esteem later on
- Changes in the child's attachment can result from the parent's behavior
- Attachment can change due to family circumstances, such as death in the family, a birth, or a divorce