ngaged themselves in locating the parents but later the father came to collect laundry and was told by the Laundromat`s owner that the baby had been taken to hospital and was safe (Newser, 2012).
The early years of any individual present a unique opportunity if fostering a healthy development. The experiences one encounters during the early stages of life, both with positive or negative impact have a role to play in the child`s emotional, behavioral, social development. This paper is going to focus on the development of the child socio-emotionally. The event described above is somewhat a negative experience that a child can experience. To make matters worse it is through his parents, more so the father who intentionally puts him in a washing machine. Every baby expects protection from the parents. Such an event prompts the baby to have the notion about the parents being uncaring when he or she is later told of the story later in life. that is when the baby was not aware of what was happening during the early life (Hutchison, 2010).
This story is just a typical example of the risks children are sometimes exposed to which later influence their development socio-emotionally. Erik Erikson`s developmental theories consider eight stages through which one goes through before maturity. Among these stages, the young toddler stage falls in the second stage. At this stage the child is able to recognize the support of the parents. For example when a parent assists the daughter or son put on the sandals, then the child is able to develop confidence in the act of putting on sandals as well as other activities. Usually at these sate individuals start doing things on their own. The child is able to recognize any effort made by the parents and relate to his or her own ability. Sometimes if the baby is not assured by the parents then the baby feels shame.