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Erikson's Ego Strengths

How should parents or caregivers promote the development of Erikson's ego strengths (trust versus mistrust) in their child? Specifically, what should they do? How do we know if it is working? What ego strengths in the parents and/or caregivers promote trust versus mistrust in the child? Explain and be specific. Also discuss the essential parent ego strengths and examples of a child's behavior that has gained the ego strength of trust.

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1. How should parents or caregivers promote the development of the ego strengths (trust versus mistrust) proposed by Erikson in their child? What should thing do? Explain and be specific.

TRUST VERSUS MISTRUST

The Ego strengths of trust versus mistrust occur in the first stage of Erikson's theory. It is during the Freudian Oral Stage. It is here the child learns basic faith in one's providers. What is important in these interactions is that babies come to find some consistency, predictability, and reliability in their caretakers' actions (e.g., they come to sense that when they are cold, wet, or hungry, they can count on others to ...

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This solution provides an excellent coverage of what parents or caregivers need to do to promote the development of Erikson's ego strengths (trust versus mistrust) in their child.

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