Often you are bothered by the behavior of children who suddenly get angry, get angry, throw things around, even in certain situations your child cries and rolls when his wishes are not fulfilled. Is this a toddler emotional development? What are the emotional stages in toddlers?
Before getting to know the emotions of toddlers, we all know that emotions are a fundamental aspect possessed by humans. With emotions, humans can measure conditions both internally and externally. In developmental psychology theory, early childhood is the initial stage in achieving a stable personality so in other words that the development of emotions, behavior and attitudes of children must get optimal attention to be able to. support aspects of life.
Did you know that emotional intelligence related to your child’s ability to recognize, process emotions, and control emotions will be able to give a positive response that will cause emotions. So that children who have optimal emotional abilities will have an effect on high emotional intelligence.
To identify emotional stages in toddlers, here is a description of the emotional level stages according to the age of the toddler:
1. Age <6 months
At the age of under 6 months is the period when the child is attached to the mother and tries to build a strong bond with the mother. Children can smile and have social bonds with people they often meet. The physical element will be expressed by children crying when they feel tired, hungry, or other changes in atmosphere. At the age of under 6 months your child does not know fear.
2. Age 6-13 months
Furthermore, the period which is very adorable often makes you amazed by his behavior. Your child is able to reflect and develop his abilities with several behaviors. Your child can already explore emotions such as joy, fear or a strong selfish desire (egocentric). During this period, your child can play independently and anticipate moods.
3. Age 2-3 years
At this age your child has started to socialize. At this age is the right age to instill religious values, patterns of mimicking behavior and giving simple advice. Don’t forget to instill discipline. Give rewards for success and educational punishments for mistakes so as to differentiate between good and wrong behavior.
4. Age 3-5 years
At this age the child can be invited to work even though at this age your child cannot distinguish fantasy and reality. In entering this age, the role of the mother must be able to provide optimal parenting so that it is a positive example and protection. It is at this age that your child can have a variety of emotions such as anger, sadness, happiness and jealousy.
Thus the role of parents is very helpful in the development of children’s emotional development so that it can direct emotional intelligence in early childhood. Some ways that parents can do, for example, are overcoming children’s disappointment, avoiding helping too much when your child wants something that is still within the reach of your child, setting firm and consistent rules, showing empathy and not protecting children excessively.