The Toddler and Family : Psychosocial Development

    • Psychosocial Development
      • Erikson: Autonomy vs Shame & Doubt
        • Egocentrism and independence (autonomy) 
          • “no”, “Me do” 
          • Expressing a desire to choose- from a small selection- what to eat, what to wear 
          • Ability to leave parents without experiencing stranger anxiety 
        • Characterized by negativism and ritualism 
        • Potential problems (shame) 
          • Sense of shame develops when toddlers are punished for accidents and are not emotionally ready