Emotional Development

Emotional developmentMallory BeemanAed 202 May 27, 2011Stephanie Jacobs Emotional development is very different through out the stages of childhood. The way a child develops in early childhood is very different from the way a child develops in middle child hood or adolescence. As a teacher you have to be very cautious of your student??™s emotional state of mind. You have to be able to see when they are happy, sad, or mad. You also have to be able to see when emotions like hatred, anxiety.

Joy7 or depression comes in to play in the classroom. Depending on what stage of growth they are in, their emotional reactions may be proper or improper. When it comes to the Childs school day and the length of time they are in class, they will have some kind of excitement or happiness associated with school. This could be caused by a good grade on a test or assignment or getting together with friends at lunch or even just a break between classes.

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Simple things such as a smile or laughter could be an example of this emotion. Another emotion that they encounter if fear. This would be the divergent reaction to the excitement felt earlier. Fear is common in every stage of childhood and in every grade. This emotion could be cause by report cards coming out, a big test or just the fear of trying out for a sports team at school and not making it. A frown, quietness or just being alone and unable to focus may all be signs of fear in school. In addition to excitement and fear students may encounter sadness during school. This could be brought on by a low grade or a failing grade, problems with friends, or not being able to do something after school because they have to study.

In addition to sadness they will also become angry. This can usually be caused by some of the same things as sadness. The difference is that anger can lead to disturbances or even physical altercations with other students. In conclusion, there are many different emotions that a child will go through during their time at school. As a teacher you have to be able to recognize these emotions and deal with them accordingly. References Social and emotional development in a relational context: Friendship interaction from early childhood to adolescence. Peer relationships in child development.

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(Ed); Ladd, Gary W. (Ed), (1989). Peer relationships in child development, Wiley series on personality processes (pp. 95-131). Oxford, England: John Wiley & Sons, xiv, 434 pp.