Emotional Development

Filed under: Emotional Development - 11 Mar 2010  | Spread the word !

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During the early stages of a child’s growth it is not only their body that needs nutrients and stimulation but it is also their minds and brain that need some form of enrichment. Emotional development is one way that children can ensure they grow up at the same level as other children and not get left behind when it comes to being emotionally stable and adequate. The range of emotions is very broad and cannot be determined by just words like happy, sad or angry. Emotions in children also stand for what they are thinking at the time or what they might want or need. For children that are having difficulty using their words then emotions are more likely to be their key communication to you through their actions and their behavior. Even if the child is unaware of what is happening to them they still manage to communicate the problem through emotions.

Trying to enhance your child’s emotional development is something that should be done at an early age and continued daily until you are satisfied that they are ready to be a part of the real world. Often at home the child is completely protected from the outside world and when they first meet other children in preschool or kindergarten then they have problems socializing and staying adjusted. The slightest thing can set off a child that is limited in emotional development which can happen all the time during in social situations. Having toys taken off then or their own routines interrupted will often be the cause of tantrums and misbehavior which is not just an outburst but a way of telling you that the child is not really ready for this kind of interaction. Good teachers will be ready for this to happen in early learning classes so there is no fear to let them go and release them from their limited life at home. Interaction is the only way to release emotional development after a certain age.

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