A Brief Note On Social And Emotional Development Essay

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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Babies are distinct personalities showing common patterns of development. One baby can be cheerful while another can be fussy and another can be quiet and sleepy. “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 et al 2005).
As an infant I was very shy but happy child. My mom took great care of me during early infant days as I came 2 weeks before due-date. She efficiently managed infant care during my time, as she was well prepared. My sister was a great helper too as she was 3 years old. Although, she developed depression as I was an unwanted girl child and she recovered from a mid-trimester abortion right before conceiving me. Therefore, my father’s relatives looked after me.
Toddler days were fun and active. I was a very inquisitive child. I found places to hide at home and at parks. I sought permission from mom or dad to pick up stuff from their room like my mom’s purse and my dad’s glasses. I got them to play in case I finished my dinner fast. I asked a lot of questions but my parents spend most of their time in hospital performing surgeries. My questions left unanswered and I learnt to accept the facts. Once, probably when dad was late for work, I asked him to help me put on my socks and he scolded me for having not learnt it so far. Being a bed-wetter, I used to wake up with nightmares late in the…

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