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1 Emotional Development from One to Three
Chap 11.1

2 Writing Activity Temper Tantrum
Imagine that a toddler is having a temper tantrum. She is frustrated that she cannot have her way. Write a poem about the tantrum. Make your poem funny or serious, but be sure it expresses emotion. Writing tips – remember that not all poems rhyme. Here are some tips to help you get started: Use language that creates interesting images Use emotion packed words Your poem should have a tempo or rhythm. Try settingyour poem to music!

3 photo Even toddlers enjoy playing around other children. What do you think these children are learning from each other?

4 Emotional Patterns Go in cycles throughout childhood
Pronounced in children 1 to 3 Frustration, rebellion, happiness, calmness, stability New emotions: jealousy Alternates between negative and positive periods Depends on 2 factors: child’s experiences and the child’s temperment

5 Individual differences
Noticeable between 1st and 4th birthday Due in part to the different experiences that each child has Ex. Only child differ from triplet who differ from 1 of 5 Also result of the child’s temperament – the way the child naturally responds to other people and events Intense child may become more frustrated than an adaptable child A perceptive (observant) child may show more empathy than one who is less perceptive

6 Family members Each member of a family is an individual. What are some ways that the emotional needs of a parent are different from those of a two year old?

7 Eighteen months Children have become self-centered – refers to thinking about one’s own needs and wants and not those of others Up to now caregivers have promptly meet the child’s needs and desires Now parents start to teach that some desires will not be met right away and some request will never be met Young toddlers are likely to do the opposite of what is asked and their favorite response to everything is “no” – that allows them to feel some control over his or her world

8 Temper tantrums Toddlers go through negative periods as well as positive ones. What are some causes of negativism?

9 Negativism – doing the opposite of what others want
Causes The desire for independence Saying “no” is their way of saying “let me decide for myself” Frustration They want to do more than their bodies are able to do and they don’t have the language to express all their feelings so they just simply and emphatically say “no!” The realization of being a separate person Is exciting and frightening. They welcome the power and independence of being a separate person but they still want a tight bond with their primary caregiver

10 Strategies to help prevent conflicts (battle of wills between child and parent)
Give choices Instead of saying “pick up your books and toys” ask “Which will you pick up first – the books or the toys?” Redirect the child Julia was having trouble stacking blocks so her mother suggested that they read a book instead Encourage talking Ask “what is wrong” or “Don’t you like that?” – encourage them to share what they are feeling

11 Temper tantrums Release anger or frustration by screaming, crying, kicking, pounding, and sometimes holding their breath. Begins around 18 months and continues until age three or four Often have when tired or frustrated Giving into tantrums teaches them how to get their way and it also makes them more likely to have tantrums

12 Handling Tantrums If a tantrum is about to begin, try to avoid it. Distract the child with a toy or by pointing out an activity going on elsewhere If a child has a tantrum at home, try ignoring it If a child has a tantrum in public, take the child to a quiet spot to cool down Always remain calm and speak quietly et firmly Acknowledge the child’s feeling and restate why the child’s demands cannot be met Adhere to set limits Keep toddlers from hurting themselves or others Once the tantrum is over, praise the child for calming down

13 Take charge With a partner, create a skit about how you would handle a two year old having a temper tantrum at the mall

14 Two years old Less at odds with the world than 18 month old
Speech and motor skills have improved – easing some frustration They understand more and is able to wait longer for various needs to be met Express love and affection freely Seeks approval and praise Fewer and less intense emotional outbursts Easier to reason with Get along better with parents and other children More outgoing and friendly Less self-centered

15 Two and one-half years Just as you adjust to a smoother, less intense toddler, the child enters another difficult stage Not as easily distracted Learning so much they often feel overwhelmed Their desires and ability to understand tasks exceeds their physical ability to perform They may know what they want to say but can not always say it clearly Their frustrations may boil over Struggle with immaturity and a powerful need for independence which causes them to resist pressures to conform Sensitive about being bossed, shown, helped, or directed during this stage They can be stubborn, demanding and domineering Their moods change rapidly and within a short time they can become lovable and completely charming Need for consistency – they want the same routines, carrier out the same way, every day – how they cope with confusing world and helps them build confidence and a feeling of security Feel both independent and dependent Sometimes they seek help and other times they want to do it themselves Require love and patience, especially when their behavior is neither lovable nor patient Need flexible limits rather than hard and fast rules

16 Three years Happier nature More cooperative Learning to be considerate
More physically capable and therefore less frustrated More willing to take directions from others They will modify their behavior to win the praise and affection they crave Fewer temper tantrums Like to talk – to their toys, their playmates, themselves, and their imaginary friends Want to tell parents all about their day Respond when others talk to them Can be reasoned with Can be controlled by words

17 Three and one-half years
Have suddenly become very insecure Parents may feel the child is going backward rather than forward emotionally Fears are common – the dark, imaginary monsters, strangers, loud noises Emotional tension and insecurity show up in physical ways – thumb sucking, nail biting, stumble or stutter Try to ensure their own security by controlling their environment – “I want to sit on the floor to eat lunch!” or “talk to me!”

18 Expert adivce “emotional well-being and social competence provide a strong foundation for emerging cognitive abilities, and together they are the bricks and mortar that comprise the foundation of human development.” The science of early childhood development, national scientific council on the developing child

19 It is important to keep in mind these differences in temperament when teaching children how to control their emotions

20 Most young children go through predictable stages in their emotional development. How do children typically change between eigtheen months and two years of age

21 An emotional roller coaster
Eighteen months The eighteen month old is defiant, trying to establish some control over her life Two years The two year old is affectionate and may often be in the caregivers way Two and one-half years At two and one-half, the child may feel overwhelmed. Frustration the becomes anger Three years The three year old is generally a happy child who is eager to help Three and one-half years At three and one-half years, a child is often bothered by fears

22 Specific emotions Children express emotions openly until 2 or 3 and then begin to learn socially acceptable ways of displaying feelings Anger Fear Jealousy Love and affection empathy

23 Anger Child’s way of reacting to frustration
By 3 they are less violent and explosive – so less likely to hit or kick Use name calling, pouting or scolding Anger directed more towards object or person they hold responsible for their frustration Most causes temporary Sick, tired, uncomfortable, hungry, don’t get own way - frustrations leads to anger Sometimes anger is expressed as aggression Over toys they are trying to figure out how to get along Certain factors can cause more anger than normal Parents overly critical or inconsistent, has not learned self control Make sure demands on child limited and reasonable

24 Tips to handling anger Use words Speak calmly Take deep breaths
Rather than hitting or lashing out, children and adults should try to express feeling with words Speak calmly Don’t scream or yell Take deep breaths Have child take a few deep breaths to calm down Have the child rest for awhile – then discuss misbehavior and any punishment once the child has calmed down (make sure explain what they should have done) Don’t respond with anger it only makes the situation worse and sets a poor example

25 Dealing with misbehavior
Discussing misbehavior and punishment is easier once a child has calmed down. What are three acceptable ways of handling anger?

26 fear Different at different ages
1 frightened of strangers 3 frightened of the dark Some fears useful as they keep them from dangerous dituations Phobia – an unexplainable and illogical fear 2 Most common: fear of heights and public speaking More likely to develop in children who are shy and withdrawn Sometimes adults pass their fears to their children (Do you have any of the same fears as your parents?) Separation anxiety – fear of being away from parents, familiar caregivers, or the normal environment 12 to 18 months when parents eave to go to work or run errand or when go to bed in a room different than their parents Don’t feel guilt – remember it just shows they are attached to you Tell the child when you will be back and give them something special for safe keeping until you return like a blanket or stuffed animal

27 How to deal with fears Offer support and understanding
Encourage children to talk about their fears Sometimes it is best to accept the fear and avoid trying to force the child to comfort it Read books together about a child who experiences fear Make unfamiliar situations more secure Teach the child how to control frightening situations

28 Parenting skills Managing changes in a child’s routine
Toddlers and preschoolers find a sense of security in a predictable routine. When their routine is changed, some become anxious. Transitions fom one activity to the next are also difficult for some children this age. The following tips can be helpful. Make time for transitions Warn children ahead of time of changes in activities. For example let a child know it is time to leave in five minutes. This notice helps gives them a sense of control and security Familiarize children with the unfamiliar Give them time to check out new places and people. For example visit their school a day before their first day Be as clear and consistent as possible They find security in the predictability of adults reactions when the rules are clear and caregivers respond to them consistenty

29 Take charge Providing children with predictable routines is an important parenting skill. Write a paragraph explaining how you would provide a child with a predictable bedtime routine.

30 jealousy During 2nd year (peaks about 3)
Sometimes parents are the target Resent love and affection between parents because they don’t understand that parents have enough love for everyone Sibling rivalry – the competition between brothers or sisters for parents’ affection and attention Often when new baby born They will try to get more attention – show off, act inappropriately, go back to baby like behaviors (bed wetting, baby talk) because they are afraid of losing the parents love (give them more affection and reassurance not punishment) Many experts suggest not leaving toddler alone with new baby

31 How to cut down on sibling rivarly
Make sure each child feels love and appreciation Set aside one on one time with each child Avoid making comments that compare one child to another Let the children take turns in choosing activities, such as a game the family plays together or a movie to watch Make it clear that you will not accept ne child tattling to get another one in trouble Talk to children about their jealous, how hard it can be to have siblings, and how lucky they are to have each other

32 Toddlers and jealousy A new baby sometimes causes jealousy in a toddler. What are some ways parents can help prevent sibling rivalry?

33 Love and affection Must learn to love
As they grow it expands to include siblings, pets and people outside the home Loving relationships between parents or other caregivers and children need to be strong but not smothering A child who depends entirely on caregivers for love has difficulty forming other relationships

34 Showing affection Young children gradually learn to show love and affection for others. Have you seen a young child try to comfort someone who seemed unhappy?

35 Empathy – the ability to understand how another person feels
They learn that their actions can hurt others They may pat a child who is unhappy Give a stuffed animal to a friend/sibling to help them cheer up

36 Individual traits Every child devel9ops in a unique way because of his or her individual traits. How can caregivers help children develop empathy of other people.

37 Emotional adjustment Signs that child has a healthy relationship with his or her parents: Seeks approval and praise Turns to parents and caregivers for comfort and help Tells caregivers about significant events so they can share in the joy and sorrow Accepts limits and discipline without too much resisitance Also their relationship with siblings (should not be continuously and bitterly at odds with them)

38 Emotional adjustment Promote positive self-concept – how people see themselves (self esteem is how highly you value yourself) Positive : see themselves as good and capable Negative : see themselves as bad or unable to do tasks Parents strongest influence but also mastery of skills so give them a chance to explore their world Remember self confidence lead to positive self-concept Discourage negative behavior Explore feelings read stories to a child or watch children’s videos together Acknowledge feelings Everyone gets angry sometimes but it is not okay to hurt people (responses to child who hits when playmate takes their toy) Give choices Offer simple choices to empower them (what shirt would you like to wear) and give them a sense of control

39 Giving praise It is important that young children have a good relationship with parents and their caregivers. Why is it important that young children receive love from parents and caregivers?

40 Sleep and emotional behavior
The importance of adequate sleep Sleep cycles REM sleep – a sleep cycle characterized by rapid eye movement. This is a light sleep where dreams occur NREM sleep – a cycle of sleep in which rapid eye movement does not occur. It is a deep sleep Prevent sleep deprivation Determine a child’s best bedtime People need different amounts of sleep Limit toys in the bed Toys signal playtime not sleep time Establish a bedtime routine Follow every night: bath brush teeth, bedtime story, bed Keep bedtime pleasant Talk and cuddle with the child Try a backrub

41 After you read 1. describe the changes in emotions that occur in children between ages three and three and one-half years 2. explain the difference between self-concept and self-esteem 3. identify what separation anxiety is and at what age it typically becomes the strongest 4. summarize what parents can do to minimize sibling rivalry

42 After you read continued…
5. (ELS) Locate a book for young children that deals with emotional issues such as a fear of the dark or a new baby in the family. Write a paragraph evaluating the book. Do you think it would help a young child? 6. (science) Conduct research to learn more about sleep cycles and the differences between REM and NREM sleep. Write a report describing what you have learned. You may wish to include charts in your report.

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