What is the role of parental attentiveness? 

Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory and Parenting

Step 1: Using the information from your textbook, power point presentations, and the Internet; write a one to two page paper answering the following questions:

  • Which aspects of parenting lead to this sense of trust?
  • What roles do physical comfort, consistency, lack of fearful situations, and feeding play?
  • What is the role of parental attentiveness?
  • Should the caregiver respond immediately to the infant’s cries?
  • Do you think that trust is developed more easily by later-born children because their parents are more confident?
  • What aspects of being the firstborn counterbalance the advantages of having experienced parents?