Theories of emotional development

Filed under: Emotional Development - 07 Dec 2010  | Spread the word !

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The basics start in children when we learn to think and act as individuals and this is where the emotional development begins. Crying is often the beginning of seeking for babies as this eventuates in getting what they want. Later as the years go by asking questions or making statements is how these children get what they want and need from adults. Babies are already born with their emotional qualities ready to be nurtured however it is the parents or guardians that give them their real emotional outlook on life. Simple effects give extreme causes such as limiting independence that has the effect on later life of a person being unable to control his or her self-confidence.

Being overly kind to your child and limiting their freedom to experiment and explore can really be a difficult start for them. You have already limited their independence and this will be one emotional development problem that follows them for many years unless they learn to break out of this routine themselves. Self-reliance is a strong part of independence for a learning child and for the well being of their emotional development.

As teenagers you will start to notice the big changes that your children are developing. Easy guidance is a good key to helping them help themselves. At this stage of life they are trying to work out who they are and what their purpose in life is. Laying down ground rules is a good start to help them identify that the outside world is quite similar to the boundaries that are enforced at home. Too many rules can cause rebellion however a little freedom and compromise can go a long way. These are often the toughest years of a person’s life however they are also some of the greatest. Being wary of their independence is something that should be acknowledged and more importantly their right to have their say. This will help conclude their emotional development before adulthood starts.

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