Birth- Age 2
- strong emotional connection that develops between people.
- infants get attached to the people who mainly take care of them.
- when approached by those people they will break out a smile.
- clinging and crying are attachment behaviors.
- separation anxiety- child protests because a caregiver is leaving.
Changes Over Time
Birth- 3 months
- infants don't have refined emotions
- excitement is shown by smiling or giggling
- distress is shown by crying
- no tears are present
- responses to people appear more.
- they make happy sounds
- crying is still present
- tears begin to appear
- become actively involved
- make sounds in response to talking
- crying when they see a stranger
- separation anxiety starts to show
- if you take a child away from their parent they will try to push away
- clinging to a parent knowing they are leaving
- become more interested in exploring
- show interest in other children (play next to them, not with)
- aware of their abilities
- if they cannot do something themselves they will become frustrated