Erick Erickson's Three Stages

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A child is dependent on their caretakers to guide them to fully achieve their potential in a healthy development. child abuse and neglect leads to crisis of development. The parents or guardians are responsible of their child since infancy up to adulthood. Although, Erick Erickson indicates from infancy to the age of 6 is the major component and turning point for the child to develop effectively. In this era of childhood will determine the child’s current behavior and future behavior into adulthood. These stages will demonstrate the crisis of social, cognitive, and emotional in children led from the abuse and neglect from their caretakers. Erick Erickson’s first three stages that are a significant impact on the child are trust vs. mistrust, …show more content…
The child demonstrates mistrust in their environment and the people surrounding them. The child will initially be an irritable baby with an uneasy temperament. The child could be unhappy and unadaptable to new experiences and people. Their feeding and sleeping habits will be irregular. They won’t be able to tolerate frustration and feel uncomfortable. These are the results of neglect that will negatively impact the person in their adulthood because he or she did not have the social exposure. The person wasn’t able to develop their cognitive to think efficiently from lack of motivation and practice. The adult will continue to be in emotional distress from the impacts of child abuse or neglect that have lingered. When the caretaker creates a mistrust for the child, he or she will lose the essential component of trust. The child will not learn how to develop the feeling of hope due to …show more content…
When the caretakers abuse or neglect children; they are withdrawing them from having a healthy development of the child’s cognitive, social, and emotional. Erick Erickson’s first three stages of development demonstrates the negative impacts on the child when they are abused and neglected. The child would develop mistrust instead of trust in the people around them and their environment. The child will learn to have shame and doubt in their skills and abilities instead of autonomy. The child will be exposed to feeling guilt for being a nuisance instead of having initiative. These first three stages affects children from infancy to 6 years of age, but will leave a negative impact for the rest of their

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