The Emotional Development Of Young Children

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The emotional development in young children plays a very important role throughout their lives especially in their education. From birth to about eight years of age, children are learning the meaning behind each emotion and how to appropriately use them to express themselves. Erik Erikson, psychologist, created an 8 socioemotional stage development theory explaining what skills were being developed at certain ages. Parental monitoring is important during childhood to determine their emotional progress to catch any delays or disabilities developing. Positive nurturing will create a more positive outcome in their education. Also how the effects of bullying and child maltreatment can lead to an poor outcome in your child 's educational success. Erik Erikson, a German psychologist created an eight stage socioemotional development theory about early childhood development. Each stage shows what emotions and characteristics are being developed during each age of a child’s life. Stage 1, trust vs mistrust; occurs from infancy to 2 years of age. As a baby you must learn to trust that your mother or caregiver will feed and take care of you until you are able to do so yourself. Stage 2, autonomy vs shame; usually occurs between 18 months to 2 years and 3 and a half to 4 years of age. Stage 3 is initiative vs guilt; occurs around 3 and a half years of age. Stage 4 is industry vs inferiority by this time the child is mastering social studies, math, arithmetics. This occurs during
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