Early childhood is a critical phase in human development, characterized by rapid growth and significant cognitive, emotional, and social changes. During this period, children begin to explore their environment, establish relationships, and develop a sense of self. Erik Erikson, a renowned developmental psychologist, proposed a theory of psychosocial development that outlines various stages and their corresponding conflicts. In this post, we will focus on the third stage which is initiative vs guilt. It is known to occur between the ages of three and six years.

Continue reading