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Social and Personality Growt1

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Social and Personality Growth: Age 7–11 Erikson's primary developmental task of middle childhood is to attain  industry , or the  feeling of  social competence. Competition (for example, athletics and daredevil activities) and numerous social  adjustments (trying to make and keep friends) mark this developmental stage. Successfully  developing industry helps the child build  self-esteem , which in turn builds the self-confidence  necessary to form lasting and effective social relationships.  Self-concept in middle childhood Most boys and girls in middle childhood develop a positive sense of self-understanding, self- definition, and self-control, especially when their parents, teachers, and friends demonstrate regard  for and emotionally support them, and when children themselves feel competent. When lacking in 
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