Socio-emotional milestones in 0-3months
Suck their own fingers
Observe their own hand
Can comforted by a familiar adult
Smile and slow pleasure in response to social stimulation 5.
Respond positively to touch
Look at the place on the body that is being touched
Socio-emotional milestones in 2-3 years
Indicate toileting needs
Help to dress and undress themselves
Display aggressive feeling and behaviors
Show awareness of their own feeling and those of others, and talk about feeling 5.
Enjoy parallel play
Participate in simple group activities . eg : singing clapping or dancing
Socio-emotional milestones in 4-5 years
Compare themselves with other
Show interest in exploring sex differences
Common Socio-emotional issue for toddlers
Problems controlling feeling – they want to master skills and task independently and believe that what they want to happen should happen. 2.
Separation protest – they are able to remember you after you left but don’t understand you will come back 3.
Self-comforting behavior – using a cuddly object , eg : blanket , soft toy for comfort during times of stress or to relax 4.
Problems with sharing – child start to understand that they are individuals and independent from everyone else, you may hear “mine” or “no” quite often when you try to help your child to share 5.
Awareness of other emotions – they may recognize that their parents are not happy when they misbehave, but they often don’t know what to do about it
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