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Infancy

  1. 1. INFANCY<br />INFANCY<br />INFANCY<br />INFANCY<br />INFANCY<br />
  2. 2. What is INFANCY?<br />The period of the newborn.<br />The early period of existence as an individual.<br />The first period of life.<br />Infant <br />An individual under infancy.<br />A young child.<br />
  3. 3. Expresses anger over frustrations and hurt.<br />Directs anger and hurt to an inanimate object (dabog) or may stage a grandtampo(sulking or withdrawal) and also tantrums.<br />Can feel hurt and anger but cannot retaliate.<br />Learn things in stride.<br />May withdraw silently, cry quickly or furiously but not for long.<br />Characteristics of Filipino Infant<br />
  4. 4. It is the time when children first learn they can trust an adult or parent to take care of all their needs, keep them safe, and give them love.<br />Language acquisition<br />This is the period for the infant to develop brain function and body coordination.<br />Why is this period considered a sensitive period?<br />
  5. 5. What are the Issues, Concerns, Problems Encountered during this period?<br />
  6. 6. Difficulty and Complicated Birth<br />Can result in temporary and permanent brain damage.<br />Severe and persistent brain damage adverse to the effects on all adjustments during infancy and even during other periods of development.<br />This effect was frequently shown in uncoordinated behaviour, hyperactivity, learning difficulties and emotional problems.<br />
  7. 7. Unfavourable Prenatal Environment<br />Infants may have difficulty adjusting to postnatal life.<br />
  8. 8. Individuality of the Infant<br />Being different is being inferior.<br />Judging or expecting an infant to do the same behaviour like their other children.<br />Can play havoc or disturbance to the adjustment of an infant during infancy.<br />
  9. 9. New – Parent Blues<br />State of depression to new parents.<br />More pronounced to mothers than to fathers.<br />Glandular changes, fatigue and labour, care to the infant, added expenses and changes to the pattern of life.<br />Infants can sense tensions of the parents which contribute to the infant to be nervous and prone to crying.<br />
  10. 10. Unfavourable Attitudes on the part of Significant People<br />Happens when the birth draws nearer and increase of awareness for the new responsibilities they will have to face.<br />Disappointment about the infant’s sex and appearance.<br />The infant’s behaviour influences the mother’s behaviour.<br />Attitudes of parents and siblings toward the infant usually persist as the child grows older.<br />
  11. 11. Parenting Issues in Discipline<br />Ignoring or distracting the child to threatening with stories of aswangs and Bombays coming to get them.<br />Punishing, scolding and admonished if they continue with their temper tantrums.<br />

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