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					INFANTS
 Lakia Woods, Keyle Mitchell,
Tanjaneek Roberts, Deana Reed,
 Shonda Smith, Kirstie Henry,
       Precious Newborn.
           6th period
        Age Range
• Age Range for infant
  is 0-1 ½ years old.
   – At this age the
     infant has
     significant
     relations with the
     mother.
       Conflicts & Crisis
          of Infants
• Because an infant is utterly dependent, the
  development of trust is based on the
  dependability and quality of the child’s
  caregivers
• Children develop a sense of trust when the
  caregivers provide reliability, care, and
  affection. A lack of this would lead to
  mistrust.
  Crisis & Conflict Cont’d
• Every infant deserves life’s basic
  necessities and should be provided with
  life sustaining formula and food as well as
  diapers and clothing for babies and
  toddlers in time of crisis.
• Crisis of infants include facing
  abandonment, foster care, abuse or death.
             Examples and
             Descriptions
• Newborn through 2months
   – The neck is unable to support the head when pulled to the
     sitting positions
   – The infant can left and turn the head when lying on its
     back
• 3 through 4months
   – The eyesight is enhanced and contact allows the infant to
     be able to track objects
   – The infant is able to raise his or her body
   – Neck muscles are stronger and allows the child to support
     his head on its own
          Examples and
          Descriptions
• 5 through 6months
  – The infant is able to move on its own
  – The infant is learning how to crawl
  – The infant is able to sit alone
• 6 through 12months
  – The infant takes the first step and begins to walk
Virtues & Maladaptations
      of Age Range
• Virtues                   • Maladaptations
  – At this age the           – The infant will also
    infant is receiving         develop sensory
    hope, the strong            distortion, the
    belief that, even           inability to
    when things are not         rationalize certain
    going well, they will       things, and also
    work out well in the        withdrawal,
    end.                        avoiding emotional
                                involvement .
    Negative Outcome!!!!!
• There are a lot of ways to make your Childs
  outcome a negative one. Especially a t an early
  age.
• Holding infants constantly would allow them to
  think that they should be held at all times.
• They will begin to become dependent on their
  parent and/or caregiver to carry them at all
  times, and we all now that cant happen if you are
  always busy.
  Negative Outcome 2!!!
• Most babies set themselves to their
  parents schedules.
• The learn, early, who to get over on.
  – If a parent doesn’t hold their child
    constantly and the sitter does, they will
    use that sitter to hold them most of the
    time.
 Negative Outcome Cont’d!

• Caregivers who are inconsistent,
  emotionally unavailable, or rejecting
  contribute to feelings of mistrust in
  the children they care for.
• Failure to develop trust will result in
  fear and a belief that the world is
  inconsistent and unpredictable.

				
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