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Emotional Development 4 – 6 year olds. General Emotional Patterns 4 year olds 4 year olds  Assert independence  Self-centered  Impatient  Defiant.

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1 Emotional Development 4 – 6 year olds

2 General Emotional Patterns 4 year olds 4 year olds  Assert independence  Self-centered  Impatient  Defiant  Boastful  Argue more often  Bossy

3 General Emotional Patterns 4 year olds, cont. 4 year olds, cont.  Loving and affectionate  Need and seek parental approval  Enjoy people laughing at their jokes  Dislike people laughing at their mistakes  Important for them to “no longer” be seen as “a baby”  Difficult phase of emotional development

4 General Emotional Patterns 5 year old 5 year old  Quieter period of emotional development  Practical  Sympathetic  Serious  Realistic  Enjoy slapstick humor

5 General Emotional Patterns 5 year old cont. 5 year old cont.  Carry on discussions  Ask meaningful questions  Conform to rules more easily  Adult criticism is very hard for them  Patient  Persistent  Generous and conscientious

6 General Emotional Patterns 6 year old 6 year old  Stubborn  Quarrelsome  Resent directions (they know everything)  Center of their own universe  At their worst w/their own parents  Rapidly changing moods

7 General Emotional Patterns 6 year olds cont. 6 year olds cont.  Love and hate; accept and reject; smile and storm – for NO apparent reason  Learn to appreciate humorous situations and jokes  Faced w/ the task to find their status outside the home  Crave praise and approval  Easily hurt and discouraged

8 Specific Emotions Self – confidence Self – confidence  Improves w/the accomplishment of new tasks  Success at facing unfamiliar situations  Develop initiative – motivation to accomplish more Anger Anger  4 year old – physical fighting, lasts longer, often threaten and attempt to “get even”  5 year old – more likely to hurt feelings of others than physcially  6 year old – more stinging words, tease, insult, nag and make fun

9 Specific Emotions Fear Fear  They have well developed imaginations  Sensitive and insecure children are more prone to fears  Help overcome fear by:  Accept the fear  Allow expression of fear w/out ridicule  Ability to face the fear by talking or acting out

10 Specific Emotions Jealousy Jealousy  Sibling rivalry is common at these ages  Parents cannot show favoritism  May take the form of:  Tattling  Criticizing  Lying  Nail-biting  Bed-wetting  tantrums

11 Children and Stress Children lead stressful lives Children lead stressful lives Worry about everything Worry about everything 1 in 3 children suffers from severe stress 1 in 3 children suffers from severe stress May cause: May cause:  Stomachaches and headaches  Moodiness and irritability  Trouble eating or sleeping

12 Children and Stress Handling stress Handling stress  Find the cause  Give chances to get rid of tension  Read books about the issue  Maintain normal limits on behavior


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