Development over the Lifespan Assignment
At 34 years of age I would be in the Intimacy vs. Isolation stage of Erikson’s model of development. This could never prove more true personally because in these last 5 years or so I have had a lot of life changes. In 2010 I got to marry the love of my life and would never think twice about doing it all over. Also in 2011 my wife and I had our first baby together. I think I always knew love and what it was to be “in love” with my wife, although I never understood true unconditional love that came when my little girl was born. I can definitely relate to the relationship side of this stage. As far as the isolation part I can almost relate. As no relationships are perfect I know that if there is no compromise or communication in a relationship it could leave both parties involved feeling isolated and lonely. I’m by no means perfect, but I like to think that every day that passes is another try to practice how to better communicate and get along so no one has to feel alone or isolated.
My almost 2 year old would fall into the Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt stage. It’s quite funny because she will hide in one of two corners and make a poop. i always thought that was quite strange although after looking into these stages I guess I would classify this as shame. Perhaps she doesn’t like that she filled her diaper. I know that when asked “Emmy did you make dooty” she always replies “no”. She never really asks for the potty though except to go pee. This to me would mean that she may be too independent, or even perhaps scared to go poop on the potty and when she does she feels embarrassed or ashamed that she had done it.