by CommonLit Staff 2014

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Mirror Stage" by CommonLit Staff.

Studies have shown that infants can recognize themselves in the mirror when they are as young as 6 months of age, but psychologists have debated about what this actually means. Some psychologists claim that recognizing your reflection is key to developing identity, but others say that you can still understand your identity without being able to recognize and process your reflection. In this article, students will explore the concept of the "mirror" stage and its implications for our understanding of identity.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Growing Up and Identity as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to be grown up?" and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child: