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Teaching a baby the language of emotions: a father's experience

Reissland, N.

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Teaching a baby the language of emotions Nadja Reissland This article describes how parents foster emotional development in their children through the words they speak during daily conversations. The author presents a case study of a father and his infant daughter and the developmental progression of talk. In the first 6 months of life, talk revolved around the infant's feelings, and later in the first year talk turned more to objects. The second year of life, after the child learned a few words, revealed a dramatic change in emotion socialization with conversation that both builds the child's vocabulary related to emotions and facilitates her cognitive understanding of emotions.

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Reissland, N. (2006). Teaching a baby the language of emotions: a father's experience

Other Type Other
Publication Date 2006
Pages 42-47
Additional Information Volume: 27