, we focus on five basic emotions – love, happiness, sadness, anger and fear. We chose these five emotions because there is good evidence that they are the basic emotions found in all cultures around the world (Shaver et al, 1996; Ekman and Cordaro, 2011), and they are also seen in babies in their first year of life (Ainsworth et al, 1978; Sullivan and Lewis, 2003). Also, when young children start talking about emotions by about the age of 2, these five emotions are usually the first five they talk about (Bretherton et al, 1986).
Children learn about emotions in several different ways, including interacting with parents, talking about emotions, listening to stories about emotions, playing imaginative games, and having parents who empathise with and validate their feelings. Recent research carried out by Lambie and Lindberg (2016) has shown that mothers who validate and accept their child’s emotions have children with greater emotional awareness.
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