The child’s understanding and expression of their own emotions. The learning process of how to interpret and respond to emotions of others- empathy. This includes the people and objects that give comfort and security to the baby: parents, blanket, teddy bear, soother, etc. Self-awareness helps the child manage feelings (mental experiences) and emotions (physical experiences). Parents should support and guide kids to express and deal with these in a controlled manner. The Social & Emotional development also refers to how the child represents themselves within society. Kids can grow respecting, loving and admiring the environment, animals and other people.