Does an Infant’s Temperament Shape His/Her Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Development?
A person’s temperament, biology, environment, and even attachment to others can affect how social the individual is. Temperament is an important aspect of emotional development. Temperament is the pattern of arousal and emotionality that are consistent and enduring characteristics of an individual (Shriner B., & Shriner M., 2014). We all have a temperament, and according to Eric …show more content…
Initiative vs. Guilt -Around age three and continuing to age five, children assert themselves more frequently. During this period the primary feature involves the child regularly interacting with other children at school. At this stage my son was the one that all the children wanted to be around. When I dropped him off at school the kids would all run to my son and follow him around.
Industry (competence) vs. Inferiority- Children are at the stage (aged 5 to 12 yrs) where they will be learning to read and write, to do sums, to make things on their own. Teachers begin to take an important role in the child’s life as they teach the child specific skills. It is at this stage that the child’s peer group will gain greater significance and