Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory and Parenting
Step 1: Using the information from your textbook, power point presentations, and the Internet; write a one to two page paper answering the following questions:
- Which aspects of parenting lead to this sense of trust?
- What roles do physical comfort, consistency, lack of fearful situations, and feeding play?
- What is the role of parental attentiveness?
- Should the caregiver respond immediately to the infant’s cries?
- Do you think that trust is developed more easily by later-born children because their parents are more confident?
- What aspects of being the firstborn counterbalance the advantages of having experienced parents?