Emotional Development Archives - Grow healthy. Grow happy.

Intentionality, Self-motivation, and Judgement

By stimulating your child’s curiosity, getting him involved with his own projects and responsibilities, sharing control by offering him choices, and helping him reflect on his decisions, you help him develop intentionality.

Forming Friendships

Here are the general steps of friendship development, along with the ages at which you can expect your child to take those steps. Remember that every child is different, and yours will gain social skills and make friends at his own pace.

Cultivate Humor

Your baby’s cognitive development is interrelated with his sense of humor. Humor is a form of play, and play is how children learn. A good sense of humor can make your child smarter, healthier, and better able to cope with challenges.

Empathy and Compassion

Empathy is considered one of the most influential components of emotional intelligence. Here are several parenting strategies that you can incorporate into your daily interactions with your child to foster empathy.

Secure or Insecure Attachment

A secure attachment develops when a baby has a relationship with a caregiver who consistently responds to his needs and is emotionally attuned to him, such that the child has a feeling of connectedness, security, and trust.

Overcoming Attachment Challenges

Every family has issues and hurdles that can impede attachment. The following are a few of the more common challenges that parents face today, along with some strategies to overcome them and to ensure that your baby develops a healthy attachment and a strong emotional foundation.

Foundations for Attachment

Attachment is a developmental process that takes place in the first two years of a child’s life. It develops through a two-way relationship between child and caregiver.

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