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Erik Erikson, the Self Concept, and Children's Discipline

Q 1: Explain the relationship between Erik Erikson's third stage and the development of the self-concept.

Q 2: Compare and contrast three classic patterns of parenting and their effect on children.

Q3: Discuss the pros and cons of punishment, and describe the most effective method for disciplining a child.

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Q 1: Explain the relationship between Erik Erikson's third stage and the development of the self-concept.

Erik Erikson's third stage focuses on initiative vs. guilt. At that stage, the child learns to become independent and tests the world to see how much he is learning. Also, at that stage, the child's autonomy is shaped. If not encouraged properly, a child at that stage may think of themselves as not being "good enough," lack assertiveness, feel guilty, and relentless to take chances and value new skills.

Q 2: Compare and contrast three classic patterns of parenting and their effect on children.

Authoritarian parents tend to be very demanding and give a lot of direction. Also, they do not allow ...

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Discussion of Erikson's 3rd stage of psychosocial development and how it shapes the self.

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