Social-Emotional devolpment




  1. The quality and intensity of emotional recreation
  2. passivity how child acts in their surrounding
  3. A passive infant withdraw from new surroundings
  4. Irritable infant tend to feel distress
  5. Irritable infant may be difficult to comfort
  6. Activity level of movement
  7. Infants may sleep restless



  1. Emotional connection that developed between people
  2. Attach to people who care for them
  3. Infants learn they can depend on them
  4. Infants show them special attention
  5. Crying and cling is signs of attachment
  6. Infant may have anxiety if cared for unfamiliar person.
  7. Separation Anxiety is another type of attachment.
  8. Protest because familiar caregiver is leaving
  9. Begin to show during the six months
  10. Strong at 15 months
  11. Between the ages 9-18 have difficulty to ccp.
  12. Remember not to take this personal.

Changes over time birth to two months

  • Show their distress through crying
  • General excitement is shown
  • newborns don't have refined emotions

changes over time three to six months

  • Respond to people with a smile and laughter
  • Make happy sounds when held
  • crying still shows distress
  • starts to uses different cries for different reasons

changes over time six to twelve month

  • actively involve with adults
  • cries at the site of stranger
  • shows anger with when care giver leaves
  • separation anxiety
  • child pushes people away

changes over time twelve to twenty-four months

  • still show separation anxiety
  • interested in exploring
  • interested in other kids
  • aware of their own abilities
  • sometimes insist on doing thing themselves
  • you must help them understand there are rules
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