Your midterm paper is titled #Healthy Child. You will be creating a profile of a healthy child based on Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development and on the family dynamic you choose. Your paper should include both the positive and negative impacts, and the resources and strategies that can support the development of a healthy child in each developmental stage as identified by Erikson.

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family dynamic to use as the foundation for your paper

  • Step-parents/Blended family

When writing your paper, you will address any specific strengths or challenges your family dynamic may face in their efforts to parent a child in each of the developmental stages.


    Your outline needs to: Incorporate research related to your topic for each section. Keywords are not enough to earn credit. Include evidence such as statistics, data, or quotes from experts. It is recommended that you utilize the LIRN Library when conducting research for this project. You can access the LIRN Library in your Canvas navigation bar. Include an APA-formatted (7th edition) reference page with at least four scholarly sources.

  • . Use your outline to help you write a properly structured and thorough paper. The document should be double-spaced and 3–5 pages long, have a title and reference page (not included in the page count), and answer all of the questions in the final paper requirements. Please read the associated rubric for details on grading criteria.


    Make sure your final paper includes 3-4 paragraphs for each of the following four sections, addressing the key developmental stages: :Introduction

    • Explanation of Erickson’s theory of psychosocial development
    • Definition of a psychologically healthy child
    • Explanation of how a child’s environment (your chosen family dynamic) affects their psychological health

    Stage 1: Trust vs. Mistrust Birth to 12–18 months old

    • How would they establish a secure attachment with their child?
    • How would they ensure their infant can depend on them?
    • How would they ensure their child’s safety (both physical and emotional)?

    Stage 2: Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt 18 months to 3 years old

    • How would they foster independence and help their toddler build self-esteem?
    • How would they approach terrible twos tantrums?
    • What will they do to encourage a sense of control?

    Stage 3: Initiative vs. Guilt 3 to 5 years old

    • How would they ensure their child is growing socially integrated?
    • How will they boost their child’s positive self-image and help them develop self-confidence?
    • What parenting style would they use?

    Stage 4: Industry vs. Inferiority 5 to 12 years old

    • How would they help their child develop a sense of pride in their accomplishments?
    • How would they help their child feel confident in their ability to achieve goals?
    • What after-school activities would their child participate in?
    • How many hours of screen time will be permitted for their child?
    • How would they help their child deal with bullying / cyberbullying?


    • Summary of the paper
    • Importance of understanding Erickson’s theory for supporting healthy child development
    • Future research and implications for practice

Designing a psychologically healthy child based on Erick Erickson’s theory of psychosocial development involves considering the various stages of development and the challenges that arise at each stage. Use any other scholarly online resources you find to create a double-spaced, 3-5-page paper (not including title and reference pages) in which you address the following questions: