also think maslows hierarchy of needs and weel as the childs groth and development stage
[color=#003333]play age: 3 to 5 years
[color=#cc6666]ego development outcome: initiative vs. guilt
[color=#cc6666]basic strength: purpose
during this period we experience a desire to copy the adults around us and take initiative
in creating play situations. we make up stories with barbie's and ken's, toy phones and miniature cars, playing out roles in a trial universe, experimenting with the blueprint for what we believe it means to be an adult. we also begin to use that wonderful word for exploring the world—"why?"
while erikson was influenced by freud, he downplays biological sexuality in favor of the psychosocial features of conflict between child and parents. nevertheless, he said that at this stage we usually become involved in the classic "oedipal struggle" and resolve this struggle through "social role identification." if we're frustrated over natural desires and goals, we may easily experience guilt
the most significant relationship is with the basic family.
erik erikson stages of development