Autonomy Vs. Shame & Doubt Stage

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Isaac was better with adults than the other children. I believe this was because he is an only child. His only interactions with other kids is probably from UCC every Tuesday and Thursday for a few hours each. Other than school he solely interacts with adults. His confidence with adults and lack of interaction would lead him to feel a mixture of emotions. In Erikson’s Stages, he would most likely belong in the Autonomy vs. Shame & Doubt Stage. He was very good at listening to put toys up or clean up a station. Isaac loved to throw trash away for himself and the other kids. His independence and feelings of autonomy were definitely prevalent. He also wanted to do most things by himself. It was obvious that he sought adult confirmation in his actions. Isaac aimed to please me by doing what I told him to and was eager about it. Isaac participated in both solitary and parallel play from Parten’s Stages of Play. Solitary play was definitely favored. He mainly played with blocks, kitchen supplies, and a toy vacuum. He always seemed to be alone. Typically no other child did what…show more content…
She would ask questions concerning the different animals and colors in the book. Though the children may not have understood yet, they typically answered enthusiastically. This was not how Isaac acted. Typically, his respect for Miss Shanelle was obvious. In contrast, he seemed to get bored with this concept quickly. Either that or blatantly decided not to follow along. Similarly, the kids were asked to say each other’s names. Miss Shanelle would point at one student and ask another who that was. Isaac seemed to be behind on this as well. Whether he could not grasp the concept or he was not interested is unbeknownst to me. Vygotsky would agree Isaac is not up to speed with his peers. His disregard for both classmates and instructors is mildly concerning. This did not get better as the weeks passed
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