Monday, September 16, 2019

Infants (0-6 months)

Developmental Task
To establish basic trust that basic needs will be satisfied.

Characteristics of this Stage
Child is totally dependent upon parents and has no concept of self being different from others. Cannot purposefully disobey or willfully misbehave. Mostly happy or mostly upset most of the time.

Signs of Stress
Excessive crying, eating and/or sleeping problems.

Child Needs
Consistent response to needs, consistent schedule, and lots of holding and hugging.