Most fears are associated with the age of the children. You could even say that the appearance of certain experiences – it is a milestone in child development, a certain indicator of its maturity.
From 0 to 1.5 years: where’s my mom?
The first milestone in the history of fears – this is the age of 7 months when the baby is clearly manifest anxiety in the absence of the mother, and followed by 8 months, appears the fear of strangers. The appearance of these fears – an important stage in the emotional life, he suggests that the child could distinguish between relatives and strangers. It is a unique manifestation of the instinct of self-preservation.
How to respond to the existence of such fears? Don’t try “to break” baby “bad” behavior. On the contrary, try to reduce traumatic situation to a minimum:
Do not insist on getting acquainted with strangers, although many adults believe good manners to demonstrate the love of children. If contact with outsiders is not avoidable (e.g. doctor’s office), hold the child on hands. And if the baby is still crying, survey procedure is better to be done as soon as possible.
The second half – this time is unfavorable for the separation of baby from mother. But, if a temporary separation is inevitable, do not worry Continue reading