This Blog was created as an assignment for a freshman-year Lifespan Development course at Carlow University. In it includes the views on Erik Erikson’s Trust/Mistrust concept and the importance of trust in relationships. between parents and children. Also, one of Erikson’s other theories, autonomy versus shame and doubt, is discussed to compare the amount of autonomy that one has with the amount of autonomy that one thinks they “should” have. This is a reflection on myself and how these concepts have tied into my life.