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1 Emotional Development (Infant)

2 Emotional Development
Process of learning to recognize and express one’s feelings and learning to establish one’s identity and individuality. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT = Process of learning to interact with others and to express oneself to others.

3 Group Questions 1. What are signs of healthy emotional development in teens and adults? 2. What are signs of healthy social development? 3. Do you think healthy emotional development is possible without healthy social development? Why or Why not?

4 Emotional Development Depends upon:
Individuality Type of care the baby receives Atmosphere at home



7 What is the Foundation to a Successful Family??
Affection and Harmony between parents. Is it ok it parents argue? YES!! They are 2 people with different opinions.

8 How to comfort a child who has had all needs met…
Change baby’s position Cuddle and walk around Distracting the baby with a toy Talk or sing softly Rocking

9 Emotions at Birth Limited to pleasure or satisfaction, during which baby is quiet Pain or discomfort during which baby cries

10 PLEASANT EMOTIONS 2 months = Delight 7-8 months = Elation
9 months = Affection

11 UNPLEASANT EMOTIONS 1-2 months = Distress 4-5 months = Anger
4-5 months = Disgust 6 months = Fear

12 Social Development (INFANT)

13 Social Development 1st days = Responds to human voice
1 month = Stops crying when lifted. Face brightens when sees a familiar face

14 2 months = SMILES eyes follow moving objects 3 months = Turn head towards voice Wants companionship

15 4 months = LAUGHS looks to others for entertainment 5 months = interest in family

16 6 months = loves company Peek a boo 7 months = Prefers PARENTS over other family members or (strangers)

17 8 months = Looks for company
9-10 months = Love attention, underfoot, love being chased, throw toys over and over again

18 11-12 months = CENTER OF ATTENTION

19 Group Questions Why is attachment important for an infant?
Which aspect of attachment represents EMOTIONAL development? Which aspect of attachment represents SOCIAL development? When do you think attachment begins to be established between a parent and a baby? In what other kinds of relationships (other than parent and child) does attachment exist?

20 ATTACHMENT Babies 1st real social relationship
A special, strong bond between 2 people REQUIRES: Physical Contact Interaction

21 ATTACHMENT Happens around the 6th month WITH parents or caregivers

22 Harry Harlow Who is he?? None of the monkeys raised by substitute mothers developed normal social relationships.

23 What happens to a child when there no one to love them?
NO RESONCE There stop responding to people or objects around them. They turn inward.

24 FAILURE TO THRIVE Baby does NOT grow and develop properly.
May die from lack of Love.

25 STRANGER ANXIETY FEAR, Usually expressed by crying, of unfamiliar people 8 months Indicator of baby’s improving memory

Through relationships with others Daily routine Certain behaviors rewarded More sensitive to attitudes than words Consistency: repeatedly acting the same way

27 Consitiancey Necessary for a child to identify the behavior expected by parent(s).

28 PERSONALITY Total of all traits that are consistent in a behavior

Born With Environment Self Concept

30 Group Questions Which do you think has a stronger influence on a baby’s personality—heredity or personality? WHY? How do you think a baby’s personality is affected by the personality of the parents? Does this effect change if the parents are NOT the baby’s primary caregivers? If so, HOW? If not, WHY NOT? What kind of control can a person have over their own personality? By the time an individual becomes a teen, is their personality “set”? If so, WHY AND HOW? If not, what kinds of changes are possible, and how can those changes be made?

Fussy and Irritable Slow to warm Reluctant to try new things Notice changes New experiences may end in failure, pain, or embarrassment. Child my lose self confidence, resulting in uncertainty, insecurity

32 SENSITIVE CHILD AS an adult by become counselors or therapists
Parents can help by being PATIENT, ENCOURAGEING, and providing lots of REASSURANCE

33 PLACID PERSONALITY Easy Going Less upset by changes
Happy, cheerful, patient, quiet Adjusts easily to new things Minimum of fuss and upset

34 PLACID CHILD May become peacemakers, will get along with co-workers
Parents need to love, encourage, push, and challenge

Active and on the go Responses are extreme Eats more actively, cries more loudly, kicks harder Strong willed Temper tantrums Needs CONSTANT parenting Needs to be made aware of feelings and interests of others

Parents need to impose LIMITS, LOVE, PRAISE If this child is not limited or channeled in a positive direction, this child could get into a lot of trouble.

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