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The Stages of emotional development

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Emotional development Emotional development is the ability of a child to control his/her feelings and develop their emotions. It's influenced by the child's inborn temperament, her environment and her state of health (Child Care and Development by P. Minett). The child's inborn temperament depends on the genes they inherit. Children differ greatly in the strength of their emotions for example, some children are naturally very excitable, others less so. Some are great worriers, others seem free from care. Some can be shy and others are hardly ever shy. Their environment means the surroundings and conditions in which the child is brought up in. State of health is if their ill or not, the child's feelings will be is different if they are sick or handicapped from when they are not. There are positive and negative emotions. Positive emotions include joy, happiness, pleasure, love and excitement. Anger, hate, jealousy, guilt and impatience are negative emotions which should be controlled whereas positive emotions should be encouraged. ...read more.

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Mickel's mum and dad give him lots of hugs and kisses and their time.The parents should make their love continuous and undemanding e.g. wanting to hug the child regularly and without being asked. Letting the child do things themselves sometimes will make them more independent and they will learn from mistakes. Events which may cause stress in children include death of a pet, child abuse, separation from a parent and a new baby in the family can make the child feel insecure. These don't apply to my child and he isn't stressed. The parents discussing stressful events with the child will help them understand and reduce or prevent them becoming stress. If a new baby is expected the child should be involved with the birth, be talked with about the baby, offered plenty of affection and say how important the new baby is within the family. If the child gets chances to express their emotions though play, like role play it will encourage him or her to develop personality and independence and work through stressful situations. ...read more.

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Not enough affection and not encouraging their good behaviour as well. If they develop fears they start to become stressed and insecure, so starting new schools, unhappiness around the home or a death can effect their development, and they may develop negative emotions. Leaving the problem won't solve anything. Sibling rivalry is another way for emotional development to be affected; not giving enough attention or affection will make things worse and not getting them involved if a new family member is going to arrive. Along with not giving the child opportunities for being independent or be valued as an individual it will hinder development. The child shouldn't be over protected because it prevents them from becoming independent. So picking up the child when she's not crying, always interfering, being over-anxious about every movement should be avoided. Not giving the child opportunities to meet other children will develop shyness and teasing about it will make it worse. Moving house, break-up of family or starting at playgroup or school can cause stress. The child might not understand what is happening and won't be able to control their feelings. ...read more.

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