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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?