. Make sure that you use complete sentences, college-level grammar and that you have completely thought about your response. How are self-esteem and self-concept different? What is the origin of these characteristics? What are the characteristics of children and adults with low self-esteem? Consider Erik Eriksons theory. Why is it important for children in middle childhood to learn to do something and to do something well? Suzy wants to follow the moral code established by her parents and teacher. She wants them to view her as obedient, cooperative, and productive. According to Kohlberg Suzy is functioning at the __________ stage of moral development. How does the aggression of girls and boys differ? Why is it important for a child to learn self-regulation?