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The Development of Lauri Miller

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    The Life and Death of Lauri Miller

  • The Adoption

    The Adoption
    at 5 weeks old, Lauri was adopted from a foster home by Dave and Linda D.
  • The First Two Years: Cognitive Event

    The First Two Years: Cognitive Event
    Lauri develops her own creativity in actions and remembering consequences. She showed early signs of not being "girly" by sneaking a pair of nail scissors into her crib to cut the lace off of her blanket.She began learning about consequences to actions when she snuck into her parents bathroom to eat toothpaste. She became so ill that she was never able to brush her teeth again without gagging and feeling massive nausea.
  • The First Two Years: Biosocial Events

    The First Two Years: Biosocial Events
    Lauri's speech development. At this stage children have a 10-20 word vocabulary. Lauri became proficient in naming frequently visited restaurants and ording foods.
  • The First Two Years: Psychosocial Event

    The First Two Years: Psychosocial Event
    Development of self-awareness, "me" & "mine". As an only child, Lauri is taught to share during playtime with her many cousins. At a family Christmas party, she screams "YOU SHARE" to her cousin who had a toy she wanted.
  • The Play Years (3-4): Biosocial Event

    The Play Years (3-4): Biosocial Event
    Development of body, brain,motorskills, nutrition, and health. Visits with Dr Veldman became a regular scheduled agenda, Lauri's mother feared childhood obesity and put her on dietary restrictions such as pop and candy only on weekends and no butter. She worked on brain development by enrolling in early pre-school at 3 years old.
  • The Play Years (3-4): Psychosocial Event

    The Play Years (3-4): Psychosocial Event
    At this age most children express seperation anxiety. First day of preschool for Lauri proved she was not most children. As the other children grasped their mothers' legs and screamed, Lauri ran into the school, throwing her coat down, and yelling "Im here!"...her mother stood with open mouth and arms in shock.
  • The Play Years (3-4): Cognitive Events

    The Play Years (3-4): Cognitive Events
    Animism - The belief that natural objects & phenomena are alive. As an only child, Lauri developed a close relationship with her stuffed animals. She would spend hours playing board games with them and covering them with band-aids pretending to be a Veterinarian.
  • Middle Childhood (6-11): Cognitive Event

    Middle Childhood (6-11): Cognitive Event
    Metacognition and memory become more adaptive and strategic. Lauri works on her memory with learning weekly memory verses, memorizing piano pieces, and award winning monologues for speech meet.
  • Middle Childhood (6-11): Psychosocial event

    Middle Childhood (6-11): Psychosocial event
    Development of social comparison, popularity, and resilience. Lauri becomes the victim of "popularity" bullying. She learns to develop resilience, her own identity, and true friendships.
  • Middle Childhood: (6-11): Biosocial Event

    Middle Childhood: (6-11): Biosocial Event
    Physical Activities and Neighborhood games. Lauri finds a new form of exercise, friendship and fun by joining a group of neighborhood kids to form a club with regularly scheduled "Capture the Flag" games.
  • Emerging Adulthood (18-25): Biosocial Event

    Emerging Adulthood (18-25): Biosocial Event
    Reproductive potential, the birth of first child (and second to follow 6 years later). Lauri learns of her increased need for diet and exercise after childbirth. Lauri soon discovers the increasing difficulty in maintaining a healthy figure as she ages.
  • Emerging Adulthood (18-25): Psychosocial Event

    Emerging Adulthood (18-25): Psychosocial Event
    Intimacy, and domestic violence in marriage. Lauri's first marriage falls apart due to a husband that cheats and get physically violent during arguements.
  • Emerging Adulthood (18-25): Cognitive event

    Emerging Adulthood (18-25): Cognitive event
    Learning to balance emotions and logic. Lauri goes through a few failed relationships before marrying Andrew, the true love of her life.
  • Adulthood (25-65): Biosocial Event

    Adulthood (25-65): Biosocial Event
    This is the stage in life where notioeable changes in appearance begin. Lauri discovers her first grey hair at 33 years old.
  • Adulthood (25-65): Cognitive Event

    Adulthood (25-65): Cognitive Event
    Lauri's intellectual capacity reached its peak as she graduated from the University of Michigan Nursing Program with a Bachelors of Nursing.
  • Adulthood (25-65): Psychosocial Event

    Adulthood (25-65): Psychosocial Event
    At the age of 50, Lauri takes her aging mother (78) in to live with her. Her full time nursing job turns into caring for her mother and her grand children while her children work.
  • Late Adulthood (65-death): Biosocial Event

    Late Adulthood (65-death): Biosocial Event
    at the age of 68, Lauri is diagnose with high bloodpressure and heart disease. She suffered and recovered from her first stroke.
  • Late Adulthood (65-death): Cognitive Event

    Late Adulthood (65-death): Cognitive Event
    At 72, Lauri's family begins to notice signs of dementia.
  • Late Adulthood (65-death): Psychosocial event

    Late Adulthood (65-death): Psychosocial event
    Lauri loses her husband of 45 years to a massive heart attack.
  • Death

    Lauri loses her battle with heart disease to one last stroke.