Social-Emotional Development

Birth- Age 2


  • Intensity and quality of a child's emotional reaction to their environments
  • Examples such as irritability, passivity, and activity patterns
  • Irritability : Tendency to feel stressed
  • Combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits


  • Strong emotional connection that develops
  • Begins early in life
  • behaviors such as gurgling, kicking, and laughing
  • starts at about 6 months
  • 9-18 months have the most difficulty

changes of time

  • starts from birth to three months
  • Establishing trust is crucial at this time
  • Emotion is shown by crying without tears