How Emotional Development helps child’s overall development?
Emotional Development is a uniquely integrative and psychologically constructive feature of psychological growth in infancy and development.
The role of emotions in behaviour and development, and the nature of emotion itself , are discussed in relation to structuralist and functionalist approaches to emotional development.
From birth, children rapidly develop their abilities to experience and express diffrent emotions, as well as their capacity to cope with and manage a variety of feelings.
Emotional Development include the ability to identify and understand one’s own feelings. It is actually built into the architecture of young ones brain in response to their individual personal experiences.
Emotional development during infancy.
Right from the time of birth the infant cries and his bodily movements seems to give evidence of the presence of Emotional element in him.
The baby tries to give simple responses that suggest pleasure and displeasure feelings.
There is continuous variation in the manifestation of emotions during infancy.
With the increase in age there is an increased linguistic response and a decreased motor response….
Children also learn emotional display rules as they progress through middle and late childhood. For example, a child learns to look happy even though she feels upset when a friend or family member gives her an undesirable gift. The use of display rules tends to increase as children begin to consider what consequences their actions may have for others.
Toddlers begin expressing shame, embarrassment, and pride, which are learned emotions based on their culture. As they acquire language and learn to verbalize their feelings, they can express their emotions of affection, distress, pain, and fatigue.
During play, children increase their emotional maturity and social competence by interacting with other children. Play helps children practice their communication skills as they negotiate roles and appreciate others’ feelings.
Some examples of emotional development
- Child will be able to express his/her feelings
- Child displays self control.
- They will be aware about other people feelings.
- Ask for help from their friends and family when needed.
- Child will listen or pays attention to people.
- They will have a positive self image.
Be sensitive with your child feelings. Listen to them, help them with their problems. Always encourage them, be your child’s best friend😇
How do you handle your child emotions?