Functional Emotional Development
Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities
Use the following chart (scroll down) to help you assess your child's emotional development. These core six functional emotional developmental capacities are essential in the development of a person's capacity for engagement, relating, communicating, thinking, and reasoning.
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**Not under Stress: Children sometimes do not show some of the above abilities when under stress (e.g., hunger, anger, fatigue). In these stressful situations, it is better to help them self-regulate (capacity 1) before helping them to move up the developmental ladder (move into the next stages). Click here for a pdf version of this chart.