Kaitlyn's Timeline

  • I was conceived

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    The Germinal Period

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    Embryonic Period

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    The Fetal Period

  • My Birth

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    The First Two Years

    Ages 0-2
  • Recognized mother and father

    Cognitive development
  • Helped dress myself

    Biosocial development: Puts arms in sleeves, raises arms to remove, takes off socks
  • I started picking up and handling objects

    Biosocial development
  • My first words

    Cognitive development: Ma Ma, and Ba Ba were my forst words, followed by Da Da a month later.
  • I started crawling

    Biosocial development
  • I started walking

    Biosocial development
  • I could hold a spoon on my own

    Biosocial development
  • Became aware of strangers

    Psychosocial development: I was wary of strangers and often hid behind my mom.
  • Started drawing and coloring

    Biosocial development
  • I developed understanding of the words "No" and "Hot"

    Cognitive development
  • Shows imagination

    Cognitive development: Takes care of a baby doll and models Play Doh into objects.
  • Shows inventive tendencies

    Cognitive development: Models blocks into presents and houses. Builds things with Legos.
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    The Play Years

    Ages 2-6
  • I learned how to read

    Cognitive development
  • Responds adversely to punishment

    Psychosocial development: Gets mad, stomps feet, runs to room, then emerges about 5 minutes later to say "I'm sorry".
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    Middle Childhood

    Ages 6-11
  • Drove a snowmobile

    Biosocial development: I took a 100 mile trip on a snowmobile and my dad let me drive (with help).
  • I met my best friend

    Psychosocial development
  • Learned to write in cursive

    Cognitive development
  • I learned how to sew

    Biosocial development: My grandma taught me how to sew while I was visiting her in Kentucky.
  • Started playing the violin

    Biosocial and cognitive development
  • I joined the orchestra

    Psychosocial development
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    Ages 11-18
  • I found a love for swimming

    Biosocial development
  • I started menstruation

    Biosocial development
  • I got my license

    Cognitive development
  • I started dating my future husband

    Psychosocial development
  • I took my ACT test

    Cognitive development: I got a score of 25
  • I got my first car

    Psychosocial development
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    Emerging Adulthood

    Ages 18-25
  • I graduated from high school

    Cognitive development
  • I started going to Planet Fitness to work out

    Biosocial development
  • I got my Associate's Degree

    Cognitive development
  • Got my first apartment with my boyfriend

    Psychosocial development
  • I became a Registered Nurse

    Cognitive development
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    Ages 25-65
  • I got my Master's Degree

    Cognitive development: I became a Nurse Anesthetist
  • Got married

    Psychosocial development
  • Had twins!

    Biosocial development: I might possibly have my first child at this time, or with any luck, twins!
  • I get my dream job

    Psychosocial development
  • Parents move in

    Biosocial, Cognitive, and Psychosocial development: My parents will need a caregiver and I will move them in and take care of them.
  • Empty Nest Syndrome

    Cognitive development: My twins will have moved out to start their own lives.
  • Menopause

    Biosocial development
  • Development of heart disease

    Biosocial development: Heart disease runs in my family so I predict that at age 60, I will develop heart disease.
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    Late Adulthood

    Age 65 - Death
  • My retirement

    Psychosocial development: I predict that I will retire at around 65 years of age.
  • Continuing my education

    Cognitive development: After I retire and my family is all out on their own, I predict that at 70 years old, I may want to go back to school to learn a new language. I will never want to stop learning.
  • Travel to Peru and France

    Psychosocial development: I decide to travel to Peru and France to expand my horizons and cultural knowledge at age 75. I predict that I will still be feisty and energetic even at that age. (I can be optimistic)
  • My death

    Biosocial development: I will die at the age of 85.