chapter  13
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Conclusion

Toto under a walnut tree: some of them are out of reach, others she catches and some of them fall on her head.

What have we learned about the development of emotionally intelligent behaviour in the context of the ®rst few years of life? Although Toto's opportunity for learning from her father was cut short by his death, the chapters of the case study illustrate his in¯uence on her emotional development. In the preceding chapters we were able to get an insight into how daily life might contribute to the development of emotional functioning in various domains, which are considered to be part of a concept of EI.