Sets up the infant for a life of not trusting others

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sets up the infant for a life of not trusting others, not being able to depend on others for help or support and feel scared and uneasy about the world around them.Psychosocial stage 2- autonomy versus shame and doubt which occurs between ages one and three and entails the child to feel they can do more for themselves and have a sense of independence and confidence in themselves. A child making choices for themselves as simple as food preferences encourages autonomy however if autotomy is not encouraged then the child can
HEAD START 3feel they are still dependent upon their caregiver and feeling incompetent which causes more challenges heading into the next stage.Psychosocial stage 3- initiative versus guilt which occurs between the ages of three to six years old. During this stage, children are starting to engage in pretend play with others and are able to take on leadership roles which helps them feel confident in learning more about themselves and who they are able to become as well as have a sense of responsibility and ambition to reach it. A sense of guilt can appear in a child if there are too many demands place orare not encouraged enough while engaging in pretend play and seeing all the possibilities of theirfuture and will doubt themselves and their abilities.Erik Erikson took into consideration culture and how that affects each child’s development differently. Genetics is not taken into consideration with this theory since it is basedmore on the interactions (or lack of) the child has with those in their environment. The downside to this developmental theory is it is not used in modern day research of child development and

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