Don-Egg By Piaget's Theory Of Cognitive Development

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Our egg, Don-egg Trump, was raised for seven days under a permissive parenting style. This means that we, as parents, made little demands of Don-egg and mostly gave in to any resistance he showed. Don-egg was also not punished for any misdeeds. On Day 1 Don-egg did not sleep at night and woke us up with his crying. Since our beautiful baby Don-egg was only expressing himself, we decided to listen to him and try to feed him. He was probably just practicing his voice for when he learns how to talk. This aligns with Freud’s psychosexual stages of development. Don-Egg is in the oral stage during the first eighteen months of his life. This means his mouth, lips, and tongue are the most active physical focuses. Giving Don-Egg food should satisfy…show more content…
One of his friends’ parents told us he was stealing kids’ toys at a birthday party and violently hitting them when they tried to take the toys back. We felt this was not a serious infraction. Don-egg is a sweet angel who would never hurt a fly! We told her that she must be mistaken, because our child is very polite and well-behaved, just the way we raised him. This type of behavior is explained by Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development. Don-egg is in the preoperational stage. Don-egg is showing centration by only focusing on how he did not have toys when all the other children did. Also, he is showing egocentrism by assuming others want him to have the toys because that is how he thinks. Lastly, he could have animistic thinking towards the toys and believed that they hated the other kids, but liked him. On Day 4 Don-egg started pre-school, but he loved his parents too much and did not want to see us leave. This was perfectly normal for a child of his age, so we set him up with a smartphone to video call us anytime he missed us. This behavior of not wanting to leave us is because Don-egg is in the preconventional stage of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development. This stage is highlighted by a child’s want to avoid punishment. The teacher at his preschool most likely punishes Don-egg a lot, so he would rather stay with us who love and support…show more content…
As permissive parents we set no boundaries for our child and never enacted punishment for misdeeds. We gave Don-egg anything he wanted and went beyond that in our offerings. We went so far as to have extreme denial about our child, disbelieving any negative stories about him as lies and slander. We stuck to the belief that we were good parents who had raised our child with good morals and were clueless as to why stories of Don-egg kept
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