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Timeline Final Project

By sharpam
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    Prenatal Development

    When my parents discovered they would be expecting their first child my mom made sure to begin a regimen of prenatal vitamins. She exercised everyday and was very careful to not take any medications. She also ate lots and lots of hot dogs. My prenatal development was on track with the norms and the pregnancy was normal
  • A star is born!

    Amber was born on September 14th 1989. 9lbs and 7oz, 22 inches long and 4 days early. Jeff and Annette Sharp were excited to welcome their new baby girl into the world.
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    The First Two Years

    The first two years consist of major body changes and brain maturation, sensory and motor skill development, language acquisition and sensorimotor intelligence and information processing. Emotions and thoeries are shaped along with their social bonds.
  • She Speaks

    Amber's first word is Ma-ma. This is proof of cognitive development within the first two years.
  • Walking

    At 10 months Amber is able to walk unassisted across the living room, a great example of the biosocial development of her senses and motor skills.
  • Potty Trained :)

    Another example of information processing. "I feel like I need to go potty, therefore I should use the potty."
  • Babysitter = BFF's

    Amber's babysitter Jessica becomes her first friend where they go on walks, play games, and swim in Amber's pool. This is evidence of psychosocial development within the first two years of a social bond and emotional ties to a caregiver.
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    Early Childhood

    Early childhood is when the 2 - 6 year olds experience the greatest amount of body changes and brain development. They begin to develop and test theories of the world around them and their language acquisition is incredible. The average 6 year old knows 10,000 words. This time period is when they develop relationships with their parents based on parenting styles and discover their gender roles.
  • Sign Language

    Amber is able to sign 13 words and 22 phrases. This is an example of biosocial changes in early chilhood with brain development and lateralization
  • Kindergarten Begins

    The beginning of early childhood education at MacGowen Elementary School in Redford MI
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    Middle Childhood

    This is a time when the body changes begin to slow and their brain maturation continues to increase. Physical play is crucial for development of both body and mind. Children with special learning needs are often discovered in this stage. Operational thought and their information processing abilities continue to increase. They begin to understand the structure and concepts of language and education. They now have more control over their emotions and morals based on their peers and mentors.
  • Amber's First Best Friends

    On Amber's first day of school, her teacher asked two girls in class to "show her the ropes" They are still friends to this day. This shows Amber's psychosocial debelopment
  • First Soccer Team

    Amber joins the Ladybugs for her first U-7 soccer team. This demonstrates her biosocial development during middle childhood and the need for increased physical activity to maintain healthy growth patterns.
  • The Big Move

    Amber's family relocated from Redford to Livonia MI. Amber changed schools from MacGowan Elementary to Tyler Elementary.
  • Me llamo es Amber

    Amber is enrolled in her first Spanish class. Children in middle childhood stages cognitive abilities allow them to understand structure and capabilities of language
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    Adolescence is the critical development point of puberty. Nutrition and physical activity are crucial to the growth spurt encountered during this time. Their thinking paterns shift to hypothetical and deductive situations as they are taught in school. Secondary education creates higher stake testing situations and more rigorous course requirements.They will be discovering their identities, forming new and different relationships, dealing with sadness and anger and being tempted with drugs.
  • Watch out, it's Aunt Flo!

    Amber hits puberty and begins her period during this stage of adolescence. This is evidence of proper development during biosocial changes.
  • Student of the Month

    Amber is designated Holmes Middle Schools student of the month. This is evidence of her cognitive development during adolescence.
  • First Team All-State

    In 2005 Amber was declared as a First team all state defender in the state of Michigan for Livonia Stevenson High School Girls Soccer. She was named captain of the Spartans for her Junior and Senior years at SHS and this is an example of how adolesents find their identity during their psychosocial stage.
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    Emerging Adulthood

    This stage of life for homeostasis. Health maintanence, including good nutrition, proper exercise and low risky behavior are all important in maintaining good health. Postformal thought is formed where they can balance emotions and logic deep thought and deeper reflection. College experiences alter development of communication and practical skills as well as continue the 18-25 year olds on their paths to idnetity achievement. Friends and family become important buffers to stressors.
  • Exercise Science-GVSU

    At Grand Valley State University Amber declared her major in Exercise Science. She knows the importance of health and wellness in the population and had decided to enhance her cognitive development in this area.
  • Group Exercise

    In 2010 Amber became a certified group exercise instructor in order to improve her own and others biosocial development during emerging adulthood.
  • Home Sweet Home

    After Graduating college with her bachelors degree Amber had decided to move back home to Livonia in order to live with her parents and save up money, until she was able to get out on her own. This is an example of the importance in family connections during the psychosocial development of emerging adulthood.
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    Adults experience senescence. The internal and external organs show signs of age. The brain slows down, skin gets wrinkled, bodies change shape etc. Over these decades sexual responsiveness decreases while most aspects of intelligence continue to improve. Selective gains and losses are discovered based on the life paths that the adult has chosen. Personality traits are mostly maintained and they rely on their partners family and friends. Caregiving is the major responsibility in this stage.
  • Going to the Chapel...

    This day marks the marriage of Amber Joanne Sharp to Thomas James Stinson II. This is a massive milestone in adulthood that shows the importance of intimacy in psychosocial development.
  • Baby #4

    After the birth of their 4th child Amber's body begins to show signs of senescence. This is a natural response to biosocial developments during adulthood.
  • Amber Sharp RN, BSN, NP

    After completing a masters to become a Nurse Practicioner Amber is partners with a Physician who will be opening their own private practice on the West side of MI. This is an example of cognitive development based on selective gains (the need to improve my intelligence in a specific topic --> Nursing)
  • Soccer Mom becomes *Coach* Soccer Mom

    When their youngest child turned 12 the soccer club was lacking enough coaches for all of the teams registering. As a part of her biosocial development during her adulthood stage Amber volunteered her time and efforts to help engage the children in the activity she loved when she was younger.
  • Retirement Party!!

    As a 65 year old Nurse Practicioner Amber has finally reached the appropriate age for retirement. After 31 very successful years in the field it was her life dream to help improve the quality of the lives of the people around her and on the night of May 3 2054 Amber and her closest friends and family celebrated her life's work.
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    Late Adulthood

    While we know that ageing is inevitable there are things the elderly can to to slow down senescence and possibly add years to their lives. Cognitive functioning does decline marginally especially in short term memory. Dementia, however, is not the most prevalent consequence. Interests in art and artistic abilities may increase with age and older adults may still be employed, volunteering or politically active. Long term relationships are very powerful in healthy ageing.
  • Bridge Club!

    Because Amber was able to keep cognitively engaged and active throughout her life, during Late Adulthood she is able to engage in activities that require optimal abilities of the mind.
  • Oldest Cork Town Runner Ever!

    Amber maintained a fit and active lifestyle throughout all of her late adulthood and because of this biosocial development she was the oldest runner ever to complete the race on St. Patricks Day.
  • Great Grandma Amber

    Amber's was 84 when she became a great grandmother. These tight knit relationships with her family and friends have enabled her to have a very happy and healthy late adulthood