Physical Development And Psychosocial Development

1143 Words5 Pages
Who we are is directly related to our environment that we are nurtured around. Our development is essential to who we are as adults and will be the very fabric connected to how, what and why we act and think the way we do. I’ve decided to talk about early childhood development, which plays the most crucial part in the foundation of who we will be. At this stage we are sponges soaking up this new world we are now apart of. I will discuss physical development, cognitive development and psychosocial development pertains to early childhood development. When we think about physical development our minds probably jump to some sort of sport or action that involves physically moving our legs and arms. In early childhood the physical is at work…show more content…
Facts about psychosocial development are that there are eight sages in Erikson’s theory. The eight stages range from infancy to adult and include the following; Trust vs. Mistrust, autonomy vs. shame and doubt, initiative versus guilt, industry vs. inferiority, identity vs. role confusion, intimacy vs. isolation, generativity vs. stagnation, and ego integrity vs. despair. Since my paper is subjected on early childhood I will discuss Erikson’s theory on early child hood psychosocial development. Erikson’s theory suggests that kids ages 3 – 5 are developing initiative vs. guilt. At this stage preschoolers children learn to take responsibility for their own behavior s they develop self-control (Cicceralli & White, 2015, p.304). When they are at this stage they love to try everything on their own, and when they succeed at what they are try they feel like a “big” girl or boy. When they succeed they will take the initiative to try more but when they don’t succeed they feel let down and you have to give a little pep talk to encourage them to keep trying. I watch my four-year-old daughter try everything these days. She doesn’t shy away from try to do everything by herself it can be any where from getting dress to bathing. When she succeeds at the task you don’t have to tell her she’s a big girl shell beat you to it. Now some task I’ll watch her try to do and if she starts to have a hard time she tries to wine about it, but I encourage he to keep trying and tell her what adjustments to make. Its great seeing her want to take that step towards being this independent little kid because there isn’t much she
Open Document