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1. Preschool Period

1.1. Brain lateralization is increasing: Left-handedness is even more marked in Vicky

1.2. Motor skills: By age 2 Vicky knows how to climb the sofa and jump to the floor!.

1.3. Toilet training: At age 2 Vicky tells her mom that she does not need diapers anymore. And from that moment Vicky showed that she could go to the bathroom by herself and ask where the restroom was.

2. Prenatal & Newborn

2.1. Vicky and twin sister are test tube babies! The process took place in Temple, Texas.

2.2. C-Section: Vicky and twin sister are born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico.

3. Infancy & Toddlerhood

3.1. 1. Motor Development:

3.2. 2. Gross Motor Skils: Vicky starts crawling at 6 months. And Vicky starts to walk just before she turns 1.

3.3. 3. Fine Motor Skills: Vicky can pick off marbles and play with more fine toys

3.4. 4. By age 2 language development in Vicky and her sister can be recognized easily.

4. Middle Childhood

4.1. 1. Gross Motor Skills: Vicky dominates how to play tennis. She controls throwing the ball, she coordinates her jump and she can run faster than before. Vicky showed her preference for the left hand since very young but she learned to play tennis with her right hand. Because of that she is kind of ambidextrous in other things.

4.2. 2. Fine motor skills: Vicky is able to tie her shoes everytime. This is a clear sign that the amount of myelin in her brain has increased in this stage.

4.3. 3. Vicky as middle child can make concrete operations. And by her understanding of basic maths reversibility has developed in her. Vicky likes puzzle games and particularly enjoys playing chess.

5. Adolescence

5.1. 1. At age 11 Vicky has started to develop primary sex characteristics. And secondary sex characteristics are becoming visible litte by little.

5.2. 2. Vicky at 14 has Hashimoto's disease and it has not been diagnosed yet. She gained more weight than normal for this stage and she felt embarrassed about it. At age 16 she gets treatment and starts to feel better. However it was a tough period for her.

5.3. 3. According to Erikson, Vicky entered the stage Identity-versus-identity confusion, where awareness of uniqueness of self and knowledge of roles develops. Vicky sometimes argues with her parents and coaches because she feels that what is in her mind is also of value. Although she knows she is very strong, there are some times where she feels vulnerable.

5.4. 4. Gender relations: the sex cleavage starts to decrease and males as well as females form Vicky's clique. Dating also happens, and she has her first boyfriend at 16. It was a nice thing for Vicky. This was an experience that involved getting closer with other person but she recognizes that her feelings where not deep enough to establish true commitment.

6. Early Adulthood

6.1. 1. Motor functioning, fitness, and health: Vicky is an athlete and plays high level tennis. She works out everyday, she does not smoke and drinks very rarely.

6.2. 2. During college Vicky has realized that studying and sports generates a lot of stress. Sometimes primary appraisal determines her stress and other times secondary appraisal. For her tennis competitions Vicky uses more frequently problem-focused coping, and for school Vicky uses more emotion-focused coping. She goes climbing, boxing, and listens to her iPod. It happens also that sometimes her group of friends are experiencing stress just as Vicky, and the social support that everyone brings helps everyone in group to feel better by sharing what they are feeling with the others.

6.3. 3. According to K. Warner Schaie, Vicky is in the Achieving Stage where she has to confront issues and make decisions about her career, family, contributions to society, and goals.

6.4. 4. Although Vicky likes her college, she can realize there is benevolent sexism in her school and in her society. She has observed that some people still find it strange that a female could be and engineer, or a very committed and successful athlete. However, it is a good thing that she is aware of this because this way she can prevent herself of being affected by it too much.

6.5. 5. Vicky is realizing also that life has to be lived intensely and that she is very capable of realizing all of her dreams. She appreciates more her family and is grateful for it.

7. Death

7.1. 1. Vicky will come back to enjoy this journey again. Hopefully there is some day that new horizons will be seen in life and all the unnecessary sadness and suffering will cease to exist.

8. Middle Adulthood

8.1. 1. Vicky is physically and mentally healthy. She does a moderate exercise and because of this she has a decreased risk of fractures and osteoporosis, her muscle system is functioning well, and she has a good maintenance of her cardiovascular system as well as her nervous system.

8.2. 2. Vicky is financially wealthy and independent. She has a family and has traveled all over the world. Because of this, Vicky in the stage of generativity-versus-stagnation, feels she made a contribution to her family, society, and has achieved her personal goals. She enjoys her life, and appreciates all that she has

8.3. 3. Vicky has developed expertise in tennis and in music, and no longer follows the normal ways to play. She relies on her intuition and experience and she is very good on the court and playing the sax and the piano.

9. Late Adulthood

9.1. 1. Vicky is free of diseases, and leaves together with her partner of life. Looking back at her life Vicky feels she has lived a wonderful life and she is at terms with it. She loves her family and particularly enjoys to play with her grand children because somehow they have something similar to her. At her home she has two dogs, one horse, and one parrot that talks to her and she loves very much.

9.2. 2. Vicky still plays tennis, enjoys going on cruises with her children and grandchildren, and has no financial problems. Vicky is grateful for having the life she had and for every moment lived.