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In this episode, we explore the early school years, from Pre-school to Elementary, where the child leaves home, steps into the social world, and begins to access their creative gifts. This magical time can be fostered or diminished by parents, teachers, and cultural assumptions. We continue our discussion of Erikson’s stages of development, particularly on Initiative and Industry. We discuss:

  • How language and behavior impact your life
  • The influence of peers groups v. parents
  • What causes a person to feel inferior?
  • Exploring the end of childhood
  • Why children experience depression/anxiety
  • How to cultivate the awakening mind

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When Do We Access Our Creativity?


INTRO  00:00
Welcome to Soul Sessions with CreativeMind with Debra Berndt Maldonado and Dr. Rob Maldonado of CreativeMind. Join us each week for inspiring conversation about personal development based on Jungian philosophy, Eastern spirituality, and social neuroscience. Spend each week with us to explore deep topics in a practical way. Let’s begin. 

Debra Maldonado  00:27 
Hello, everyone. Welcome back to another episode of Soul Sessions. I’m Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado. We’re excited to continue our series on relationship with our mother and Erickson’s stages of development, the impact it has on our lives, those root years, formative years. But before we get started today, I wanted to remind you to please subscribe to our channel, if you’re watching us on YouTube, or for our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or any other podcast services, we don’t want you to miss a single episode. This is my favorite stage of development, two stages we’re going to go through today. It has to do with imagination and creativity, where it begins or gets suppressed in that stage.

Robert Maldonado  01:20
Last time, we started with those early years from zero to about three years of age, which a lot of people think are not important. But as we saw, there’s a lot of stuff going on internally, especially in the child’s brain. Now we get into this magical time, 3 to 6, then 6 to 12. It is where we’re really kids, that age where we get to experience childhood, all its terror, magic, beauty, incredible imagination.

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