Skills like bouncing back from being teased or sitting still in a group to listen to a story are all examples of healthy social and emotional development. They involve the ability to manage feelings and impulses which are needed to grow and learn. … Feeling these emotions is not wrong.
Psychosocial development occurs as children form relationships, interact with others, and understand and manage their feelings. In emotional and social development, forming healthy attachments is very important and is the major social milestone of infancy. Attachment is a long-standing connection or bond with others.
Start by being supportive.
- Love your child and show your affection for them. …
- Encourage your child to try new things. …
- Give your child opportunities to play with other children their age. …
- Show your feelings. …
- Establish daily routines. …
- Acknowledge your child’s feelings.
Social-emotional development consists of three main areas of children’s self regulation in 1) acting (behaving in socially appropriate ways and ways that foster learning), 2) feeling (understanding others’ emotions and regulation of one’s own emotions) and 3) thinking (regulating attention and thoughts).
Social-emotional development includes the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others (Cohen and others 2005). … Young children are particularly attuned to social and emotional stimulation.
Social and Emotional Milestones
- alert one out of every 10 hours.
- enjoys eye contact.
- smiles at faces.
- recognizes parent’s voices.
- begins to trust caregiver.
- cries if under or over stimulated.
- persistent crying may start at about two to three weeks.
Society’s developmental journey is marked by three stages: physical, vital, and mental. These are not clear-cut stages, but overlap. All three are present in any society at time. One of them is predominant while the other two play subordinate roles.