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1. 7. Early/Emerging Adulthood Days

1.1. "Personal change, growth, development, identity formation--these tasks that once were thought to belong to childhood and adolescence alone now are recognized as part of adult life as well. Gone is the belief that adulthood is, or ought to be, a time of internal peace and comfort, that growing pains belong only to the young; gone the belief that these are marker events--a job, a mate, a child--through which we will pass into a life of relative ease."~Lillian Breslow Rubin

1.1.1. When I was 17, I graduated from high school. I was a little head of the game. At 18, I got married the first time and moved to Idaho. It was a good move and I was ready to get away from my family. Also at 17 the greatest man I have ever known died, and this was a big life changing event. I started college when I moved to Idaho. Physically ever since I was 17 I have struggled with weight. At 20, my son Collin, was born and year later I was happily divorced!

1.1.1.1. Cognitive

1.1.1.1.1. This is where the magic begins. Day twenty one to twenty five the heart starts pumping and beating. Twenty five days after fertilization the body begins growing like crazy! The head and trunk appear, and the leg and arm buds begin. By the sixth week, fingers and toes appear. Also in this week ears and eyes have developed.

1.1.1.2. Social

1.1.1.3. Physical

1.1.1.3.1. This is where the magic begins. Day twenty one to twenty five the heart starts pumping and beating. Twenty five days after fertilization the body begins growing like crazy! The head and trunk appear, and the leg and arm buds begin. By the sixth week, fingers and toes appear. Also in this week ears and eyes have developed.

2. 1. Conception Days

2.1. Where it all began 25 years ago...

2.1.1. Well to be honest, I was a little nervous to ask my parents of the details of how I came about. But I know I weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces which is way above the average. My parents chose my name and spelled it weird when I came out a girl instead of a boy like they had planned for. My mothers name is Amy and my father's name is John. So when Dallen Wade wasn't an appropriate name for a girl at the time, they took the a-m-y and added a "J" and bam you get J-A-M-Y.

2.1.1.1. Cognitive

2.1.1.1.1. Brain waves have been recorded by EEG (electro- encephalograph) in the human embryo 40 days after fertilization. Twenty eight to thirty six weeks the baby's brain is in full developing speed.

2.1.1.2. Physical

2.1.1.2.1. This is where the magic begins. Day twenty one to twenty five the heart starts pumping and beating. Twenty five days after fertilization the body begins growing like crazy! The head and trunk appear, and the leg and arm buds begin. By the sixth week, fingers and toes appear. Also in this week ears and eyes have developed.

3. 2. Infancy Days

3.1. “We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” -Harry Edwards

3.1.1. Physically I was a pretty healthy baby. Of course I was big and my weight tripled in my first year. My mother said I was much better than my little brother and was much easier. I know that I couldn't tolerate formula and my mother worked so breast feeding wasn't an option, so I drank goats milk. My grandma always tells a story of me getting really sick with a respiratory and my grandpa held me on his chest for hours (possibly over night) and took me to the doctor the next day. Another time I was really sick and doctors sent me to the hospital and thought I had meningitis. Thankfully it was just a scare and I am just fine today. Socially, I would talk to my family, and those that were close to me, but I was very bashful most of the time.

3.1.1.1. Physical

3.1.1.2. Cognitive

3.1.1.3. Social

4. 3. Toddlerhood Days

4.1. “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” ~Stacia Tauscher

4.1.1. Ahh this is where it gets interesting. My aunt came to visit when I was about 18 months old and noticed I would put my hands to my mouth and fiddle my fingers, like I was yawning. She then said, "Look John, she does the same thing you do." Soon after my grandmother and mother took me to a pediatric neurologist and I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at 18 months. And I live with it every day. Socially I was still bashful and cognitive I was always a head of the game. It helped that my primary caregivers, my grandparents, always worked with me.

4.1.1.1. Physical

4.1.1.2. Cognitive

4.1.1.3. Social

5. 4. Preschool Days

5.1. "The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all, you begin to sound like a five-year-old."-Jean Kerr

5.1.1. I have found memories of preschool, like my cognitive development. I went to a ritzy preschool and learned preschool stuff. By age 4, I was reading at a 1st grade level. Socially, I was still a shy little bug. But once I get warmed up, I was a social butterfly. Physically in pictures, I look like a normal preschool nothing to great and always had pig tales.

5.1.1.1. Physical

5.1.1.2. Cognitive

5.1.1.3. Social

6. 5. Middle Childhood Days

6.1. "School days, school days; dear old golden rule days. Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic; taught to the tune of a hick'ry stick.'~Will D. Cobb

6.1.1. Middle childhood days were a little hectic. By this time I was living full time with my grandparents and going to grade school. Socially I always had friends, but was always uncomfortable around men. My parents were in and out of my life because my father at the time was an over the road truck driver and my mother got heavily into drugs. Cognitively I was a grade level and even in the. G.A.T.E program in second through fifth grade.

6.1.1.1. Physical

6.1.1.2. Cognitive

6.1.1.3. Social

7. 6. Adolescence Days

7.1. "I ain't what I ought to be. I ain't what I'm going to be, but I'm not what I was."~Erik Erikson

7.1.1. Well my adolescence days were not as great as they good have been. At this time I was sent to live my father when he decided to start his own business and come off the road...and that wasn't the best idea. My dad was physically abusive and drank a lot. Cognitively my grades suffered because of the fear. Socially I had a few friends that I still talk to this day, but they were my main support.

7.1.1.1. Physical

7.1.1.2. Cognitive

7.1.1.3. Social

7.1.1.3.1. Parent child relationships sure take a toll during the stage of development. Friend roles are the most important to most adolescences. Talking about sex, ya this is when that awkward time with your parents begins. But it is good to talk about it. It helps with communication when done properly

8. 8. Middle Adulthood Days

8.1. “I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult." - Fran Lebowitz

8.1.1. Luckily, I haven't made it to this stage but when I do I hope to get remarried and have more children. Socially I hope to have friends and get togethers, and a companion. Physically I hope to be in better shape and take care better of myself. I plan to eat better. Cognitively I plan to keep up by reading and doing other studies. I have recently decided to go for an MSW, but I am unsure when. I plan to travel and pursue my dreams in traveling overseas.

8.1.1.1. Physical

8.1.1.1.1. Ooooh the joys of getting old begin here!! EEEK!! Hearing begins to go, and luckily males have more rapid loss. The vision changes, first by reading small print, reading in dim light and there is a chance of glaucoma. Things start to droop and wrinkles begin to form. And after age 50, you get these really swell things called age spots, women get them faster and they progress faster with sun exposure. Muscle fat is gain in the torso, and upper abdomen for men, and waist and upper arms for women. Of course that is fixable with a little diet and exercise. Bones become more brittle and porous. Osteoporosis is even if there is severe bone loss. Sex? Ya old people are still doing it! There is a slight drop, but its still common.

8.1.1.2. Social

8.1.1.2.1. According to Levinson there are four tasks of Middle Adulthood. 1)Young-old, they find ways of being both young and old. 2) Destruction-Creation, acknowledgement of past life and try to leave a legacy for the future generation. 3)Masculinity-Femininity roles kinda switch, men become more softer while women become more assertive. 4)Engagement-Separateness balance involvement with external world and separateness from it. Of course Erikson has a view on things too. Generativity means reaching to others and to guide the next generation, commitment extends beyond the person and this is realized through child rearing. Stagnation is the negative side of Eriksons belief. It means to be self centered, lack of involvement with younger people and little work in self improvement.

9. 9. Late Adulthood Days

9.1. “Only adults have difficulty with childproof caps”-Unknown

9.1.1. The only experience I have with the elderly is my grandparents. To me they are my life savers. When I am older I want to be just like them, successful and a little more tech savvy. Physically I hope I am able to do more then my grandma and be less crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. Cognitively I want my whole faculties and to be fully functional and nothing to get by me

9.1.1.1. Physical

9.1.1.1.1. A lot of researchers have divided this group of development into three groups. Young old, are healthy and active people. Old old, are people that have some health problems and difficulties. While the oldest old, are frail and need care. The average age is 85, but varies between age 70 to 100. The appearance of an older person changes too. The skin is thinner, wrinkled and spotted. The senses change like ears, nose, teeth, and even the hair changes. Glaucoma sets in the eyes, but can be corrected with surgery or medicine. Hearing aids often help the "hard of hearing," but only 20% of the aging population actually wear them. With the taste, the buds begin to decline and be less tasteful. Often times osteoporosis sets in an people begin to shrink or lose height.

9.1.1.2. Cognitive

9.1.1.2.1. Often times a few diseases or disorders play a part in the aging population. One is Alzheimer's, a disease that starts with forgetfulness, can cause total confusion. For example, not being able to finish sentences and or recognize close family members. Also, there can be a loss of muscle control. 15 to 25% of elders 65 show some symptoms of depression or dementia.

9.1.1.3. Social

9.1.1.3.1. There is a theory around the social development, "ego integrity versus despair." Ego integrity means to feel whole and happy and contented with their life. While despair on the other hand means to feel many decisions were wrong, but there is not time to fix them as time is running out. Generally with despair in late adulthood means the person is bitter about death and the future and generally angry. Often times the elderly will reminiscence and tell stories, events, thoughts and feelings from the past while reviewing their life. A lot of the time it is positive, but there are those individuals who make it negative. Of course there is the marriage part of late adulthood. The satisfaction peaks with fewer responsibilities, equality in responsibilities. Divorce does happen in this stage, but its less prevalent. Remarriage after a spouse has died or divorce has low rates, but cohabitation is a growing thing. Some of the friendlies people I have met, have been elders, and their friendship is key. Their friends provide companionship, intimacy, acceptance, help with loss and links the community and events. At this point elders usually have quality relationships with their adult children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. There may distance or limited time spent, but generally they are affectionate and provide that relationship. What and elder is interested in, is usually hobbies from their younger days. But the more active and elder is is linking to longer life.

10. 10. Death & Dying

10.1. “With my last breath, I’ll exhale my love for you. I hope it’s a cold day, so you can see what you meant to me.
” -Jarod Kintz

10.1.1. Physical

10.1.1.1. There are three physical phases of dying. 1) Agonal phase-suffering which the body can no longer support life. Example shortened breaths, muscle spasms and heartbeat diminishes. 2) Clinical death-shortened interval when heart, breathing, brain functions have stopped. The person can still be resuscitated. 3)Mortality is simple permanent death.

10.1.2. Cognitive

10.1.2.1. But different ages understand death differently. For example, children understand it differently than middle adulthood. This is a sensitive discussion with adults. It helps if the adult is upfront and honest, as opposed to saying the person that died fell asleep or went away. Also talking with children ease anxiety. Adolescents understand death, but then there is a problem, applying the idea to them. Yes, people die, but adolescents think other people die, not them. If left unguided the adolescent will form their own theories about life and death. Again, conversing with parents and caregivers helps get a positive and clear understanding of death. However in adulthood things start to change, a little. Early adulthood understands death as avoidance, early adults have anxiety about death, and they consider it distant. While middle adulthood begins the thoughts of thinking about death, and they are aware of their limited time left to live and begin to focus on the tasks they have left to finish. When a person reaches late adulthood, they begin to think more about death and practical concern of how and when.

10.1.3. Social

10.1.3.1. It is best to be truthful and upfront with the dying person. Letting the person that is dying know the diagnosis and planning options. Listening to their wishes and help them obtain their final ones. Of course there is the loved ones and their own grief process. Not in particular order because its a cycle not a list of order: avoidance, confrontation and restoration. And resolving grief is a different process the person needs to give their self permission to feel and accept social support. Remember the person that died and honor them while letting grief run its course.