Publication details for Dr Nadja ReisslandReissland, N. (2006). Teaching a baby the language of emotions: a father's experience. Zero-to-Three 27: 42-47.
- Publication type: Articles: magazine
Author(s) from Durham
Teaching a baby the language of emotions
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.