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Erikson believed that personality develops in a series of stages. Until a baby is one and a half the main learning is learning to trust, which is why is it so important to make babies feel safe and secure. The next stage is until age 3 or 4. At this time children start to learn about the world around them and they need to have the freedom to explore. This can require a lot of patience! From age 3 or 4 to 5 or 6 is the time children learn to take on some simple responsibilities and to learn new, more complicated skills. Imagination is very important at this stage. School age children, from age 6 to 12, must learn about social relationships outside their own families. It is not until this age that they can really learn to follow rules. During adolescence teenagers begin to know who they are and how they fit into society – it is not an easy job to figure this out. Can you recognize your children in this description? Are these descriptions true in your culture as well?.
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Berries and Cream
Place two dessert cups or bowls in the freezer to chill.
Mix heavy cream and sugar in a small bowl.
Remove dessert cups and place berries in them. Berries need to stay frozen.
Drizzle cream over berries to coat, stirring constantly.
Quickly spoon into serving dishes and keep in the freezer until ready to eat.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8” square metal cake pan.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
In large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg until combined. Beat in applesauce.
On low speed, add dry ingredients and beat just until combined and flour is barely visible. Stir in walnuts.
Scrape batter into prepared cake pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a rack completely before cutting into 2” squares.
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