The crisis of 1 year in a child: age psychology
The first year of the baby’s life, despite many difficulties, is the most favorable for the nervous system of the parents. A child in infancy has not yet realized the ability to manipulate adults, put forward their demands and is happy with everything that his parents give him. Closer to 12 months, most of the kids are quite independent – they can sit, crawl and, often, walk.
Sooner or later the little man understands – he can much more, but the body still does not obey him the way he wants. The brain is actively developing, the child comes up with new, sometimes impossible tasks, and is incredibly angry if something goes wrong. All this is a normal stage in the development of each baby, the transition from infancy to early childhood. Psychologists call this state a crisis of the first year of life and advise you to be patient.
A crisis of one year occurs in almost every child, causing bewilderment among parents. Often, adults do not understand why their small and quiet kid suddenly became uncontrollable and hysterical. The causes of the crisis of the first year of life can be identified in several places:
- The child wants to be independent, which does not always work. This causes anger and upsets crumbs.
- There are unprecedented prohibitions. The little man does not understand why one should not eat from a bowl of a dog or lick daddy’s sneakers.
- The kid begins to understand that the main thing in the house is not him, but parents who can do something against his will.
- The ability to walk independently. This is quite unusual and very interesting, so the baby has a lot of emotions.
- Fear of losing mother. However strange it may sound, the child realizes that he can run away from his parents on his own. It pleases him, but at some point he realizes that he can escape to a place from which his mother can not be seen. There is a first fear that it can suddenly disappear.