Social-Emotional Development

The interaction and reaction

Identifying Temperament

  1. Behavioral reactions to sensory stimuli of different qualities and intensities
  2. Other theorists believe there are dimensions
  3. The first dimension negative emotionality include
  • Irritability
  • Negative mood
  • Inflexibility
  • High intensity

4. Self-regulation is the second dimension

  • Persistence
  • Non-distractibility
  • Emotional control

5. These differ in each child

  • Irritability(distress level)
  • Passivity(involvement in surroundings)
  • Activity patterns(levels of movement)

Going through The attachment phase

  • Babies develop strong emotional connections with people
  • Mostly only to caregivers (Mother, Father etc.)
  • Shown by infants
  • Infants single these people out for special attention
  • Separation Anxiety is another attachment behavior
  • A child protests when a caregiver leaves
  • Shown usually by crying
  • 15 months is when this peaks
  • 9-18 month olds have difficulty with this
  • They bring beloved toys to child care programs

Changes over time

twelve to twenty-four months

  • Still show separation anxiety
  • More interest in exploration
  • Curious about new objects and places
  • Take more interest in other children
  • They'll play beside others, but not with
  • More aware of their abilities
  • They get proud and angry with themselves
  • Self-aware kids like to say no
  • They don't always want to do things
  • Sometimes just to see what happens
  • Be kind and firm with them
  • They must understand rules
  • But their needs are also important