03 Jan 2019

Basic trust

According to ERIK ERIKSON, the acquisition of a sense of basic trust in oneself and in the world is the major task to be accomplished during the first twelve to eighteen months of life. Basic trust is acquired if the infant’s physical needs are met, if NORMAL biological maturation occurs and, most important, if the infant is loved and cared for by a mother who is herself trusting and self-confident.

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