birth- age 2
- The quality and intensity of emotional reactions.
- Three parts: passivity, irritability, and activity patterns
- Passivity relates to how actively involved they are.
- Irritability refers to the tendency to feel distressed.
- Activity refers to levels of movements
- If cared for properly, children will grow.
- The strong emotional connection between mother & child.
- They become attach to a small group of people
- They'll become attached to their mom mostly
- Separation Anxiety is the attachment behavior shown by infants
- Establishing social-emotional relationship is important to have
- The first sign of separation anxiety occurs at 6 months of age
- Also reactions become clearer at 9 months
Changes over time
- The actions of a caregiver will affect the child.
- Trust starts to develop in a child
- Kids need you to encourage and NEED them
- Develop ability to respond and engage
- Start doing what you do
- Building a close relationship will help a lot
Birth to Three months
- At the start, newborns don't have refined emotions
- General excitement & general distress are shown
- The child shows excitement by looking alert( or smiling)
- Distress is shown by crying
- No tears running down when they cry
Three to six months
- They respond to people by laughing & smiles
- They make happy sounds when adults play
- They start noticing and smiling at other babies
- Different cries single out different distress
- tears begin to appear on their face
- Crying still shows ditress