Social - Emotional Development
Birth - Age 2
- Temperament refers to the quality and intensity of the child's emotional reaction.
- There are various factors of temperament are....
- Passivity: when the child is involved with surroundings.
- Irritability:a high or low tendency to feel distressed.
- Activity Patterns: is when the child vary on the infant.
- Parents need to adjust there child's temperament.
- The strong emotional connection development between people.
- Infants usually attach to caregivers.
- That includes... Mother, Father, Caregivers, or siblings.
- The quality of attachment depends on adult.
- Separation Anxiety is another attachment behavior.
- Attachment begins earlier in life.
- Even young babies show signs of anxiety.
Changes Over Time
Changes Over Time II
- Caregivers can see changes over time.
- Seeing the changes emotionally and socially.
Birth to Three months:
- Newborns do not have very refined emotions
- May show excitement and distressed
- Excitement by looking alert will be smiling or wiggling
- No tears when the child cries
- At 3 months use laughter and smiling to respond
- Happy sounds when feed, held, hold, or played with
- Starts to notice smiles of other babies
- Crying is still showing distressed
- Child starts to use different cries
- Infants become more actively involved
- Child will express happiness, joy, and surprise
- Child may cry in sight of a stranger
- Child grows into attachment with the caregiver
- Child still shows separation anxiety (early in the stage)
- Theses children are interested in exploring more
- The child should be taking interest into other children
- But does interact much with the child
- More aware of own abilities
- Becoming self aware like to say 'no'
- Help the child understand the rules