Supporting Children

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Supporting Children’s Personality Development Tabitha Floyd ECE335: Children’s Literature Instructor: Julie Hacker November 1, 2010
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Supporting Children’s Personality Development Erik Erikson came up with a theory of Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development. Although I feel that at some point all the stages are important I am going to focus on stage four. Stage four is Industry vs. Inferiority. This stage is usually children between the ages of five and eleven. This is considered the competence stage. In this stage children start to learn through social interactions. Children begin to develop a sense of pride in their accomplishments and abilities. This is when children first start to attend school. This is the stage that teachers will have the most effect of the child’s personality development. Children should be encouraged and commended by parents and teachers. This helps them to develop a feeling of competence and helps them belief in their skills. Those who receive little or no
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