State 3: Initiative Vs. Guilt

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Once again, I don’t completely remember how my parents treated me when I was at this stage, but I believe my parents helped me cope with this stage successfully. I am now capable of asserting my autonomy and to doing things on my own. This is evident in tasks that I perform by myself daily in my life such as getting dressed, preparing meals, and so on. State 3: Initiative Versus Guilt The third psychosocial stage is the locomotor-genital stage. It involves a crises that encompasses either initiative, which is an awareness of acceptable behavior along with the ability to set realistic goals, or a sense of guilt that leads to low self-efficacy (Schultz & Schultz, 2009). At this stage, parents must foster feelings of initiative and avoid punishing

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