My Developmental Years Essay

2329 Words Sep 17th, 2000 10 Pages
I was born on November 22, 1980 at approximately 2:18 a.m., in Richmond Hill Ontario. My birth weight was 8lbs. 7oz. and I was 14 in. long. My mother was thirteen days overdue with me. As I grew older I seemed to develop at a normal pace. Crawling at eight months, walking at thirteen months and talking fluently at 32 months "What's out of sight, is out of mind." (Myers, D.G. 2000). This one of Piaget's theories for the sensorimotor stage. It was definitely part of my development between the ages of birth and two years, but this was only for a very brief time when I was very young. I feel that objetc permanence, the awareness that things exist even when not visible, is part of a childs early years and that it's an important …show more content…
As I stated earlier I was speaking fluently at 32 mo. which is very early into the preoperational stage. By this statement, I think he was into an older range of children. He also mentioned that "A child lacks the concept of conservation – the principle that quantity remains the same despite changes in shape." (Myers, D.G. 2000). I agree with this statement 100 percent. I can remember a very specific incident with my little brother when we were both very young. We were playing hockey in the basement and he was the goalie. He asked me not to shoot it hard, so I lightly flipped the ball into the air so it was bouncing towards him. He immediately ran up stairs crying saying I was shooting the ball to hard. Yet in all reality the ball was barely moving towards him.
Egocentrism, not being able to see things from another's point of view, is another thing all kids experience. I have a 22-month-old daughter, who displays it all the time. One of her favorite games is to cover her face, so we can't see her. My wife and I play along, calling her name and looking for her. It's an interesting thing to see. I don't believe that children are the only sufferers' though. I've seen adults display similar behavior several different times.
Erickson theory of initiative vs. guilt, "Preschoolers learn to initiate tasks and carry out plans, or they feel guilty about efforts to be independent." (Myers, D.G. 2000). When talking to my family
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