Human lifespan Development
At this stage the baby responds positively to main carer, they form an emotional bondage between the mum and carer. They imitates facial expressions they stare at bright shiny objects, gazes intently at carers, they smile at carers. In addition babies at about some months form a lasting emotionally significant attachment to specific individuals and seeks their attention when they hear, see, and smell or feel their mother or carer. They can show fear of strangers and become distressed and cries. However by 6 months baby started to have a positive interactions between parent and carer. However by 1 year old they can express emotions through tears and facial expressions.
2-5 years old
At this stage children may show concern when another child is upset. In addition they can resents attention show by carer to other they can sometime be in control of their emotion responses and to resolve conflict, they can become emotionally stable but still prone to mood swings.
At this stage children learn to cope with their emotional feelings such as: value, fear, anger, respect, love and jalousie. More ever they are able to join in team games and they are very sensible to criticism and they are not reacting well to a telling off especially in front of other people. Perhaps relationships become more reciprocal and children acquire coping to adjust to stress.
13-18 years old
1. In this stage self esteem can be upset by body changes, teenager in this stage has more open, flexible relationships; they can combine both emotional and physical intimacy in a relationship and may fall in and out of love. Peer groups facilitate the forming of the attitudes towards sexuality, moral judgements and values. Some teenagers search for affection, become rebellion or boredom attitude.
19-25 year old
In this stage young adult will consider a life partners and develop a close emotional bonds with one person. Perhaps young adult may have the emotional maturity to start a family.
During adulthood most people will look for a steady and satisfying relationship to meet their needs such as forming a couple, they will often like companionships, togetherness and feelings of protectiveness and affection especially when they have children. However adult relations ship can involve in a variety of other emotions such as anger, resentment and jealousy. Sometimes relationships fail and this can result in anxiety, stress and bitterness. Also we notice the meet of fundamental needs for belonging, sex, emotional growth, happiness, and best way for raising children, Positive correlate mental and financial well-being. And differing expectations for marriage
– women expect sharing feelings and confidences
– Men expect sharing activities, especially sex.
46-60 years old
Early adulthood is all about pragmatic choices- finding ways to solve real-world problems, at work as well as within relationships. However self-esteem will continue to develop throughout adulthood
Adult are becoming more in touch with their feelings and must use those feelings to reflect on their life experiences. This emotional sensitivity allows individuals to detach from experiences in order to choose better how to respond. Younger people are more impulsively emotional in their coping and problem-solving. Adults are better at emotional self-regulation most adult have the emotional maturity but sometimes women will be emotional affected due to menopause and there are fewer job options. However the death of a spouse represents one of the greatest emotional (Widowhood).
The change in life such as retirement can have many effects on an older person. Some older people do lose their self esteem as if they see themselves as useless to society. However accepting the loss of friends and partners, living on less money can affect emotional of an individual. Perhaps acceptance of being ready to die, feeling angry, afraid and depressed might represent the final achievement that a person make in the journey of emotional development.