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Early Childhood Development: Social and Emotional Skills

Posted by Amanda Jacobs on

Early Childhood Development: Social and Emotional Skills

Areas of Child Development: Social and Emotional (Socioemotional) Skills These refer to a child's ability to interact with others, and to understand and manage his feelings and emotions. Examples of socioemotional skills are empathy, sympathy, recognizing and expressing feelings, and the ability to relate to others. These skills begin in early childhood – from birth, as they interact with their caregivers and form emotional attachments - and will continue growing throughout adulthood. Babies show signs of socioemotional growth by smiling at you when he sees you, waving goodbye when someone leaves, sharing his toys with his sibling, even showing anxiety around strangers...

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