My Baby Book
Progress Before Birth
Embryonic Stage - earliest stage, embryo, generally considered to be between the first and eighth week of development.
Fetal stage - the unborn young of a vertebrate after developing to its basic form.
When my mom was in the middle of her pregnancy, she always wanted crab legs.
Reflexes of Neonate
Swallowing - swallowing as a response from palate simulation.
Babinski - the baby's big toe stays extended or becomes extended when the do the baby's foot is stimulated.
Rooting Reflex - turning their face toward the stimulus and make a sucking motion with their mouth.
Moro Reflex - 4-5 months for a baby where they show loss of support.
I mostly did the sucking reflex.
Imprinting - any kind of phase learning that is independent of consequences of behavior.
I was attached to my baby doll. This theory supports it because even though I was a baby, I treated it as my real baby.
I always repeated the word duck around the house, I don't know why but I liked ducks as a baby.
Telegraphic speech - A stage in speech where the child doesn't always say all the words clearly. I used telegraphic speech by saying "roar" instead of door.
I was 13 months when my first tooth came.
I was 18 months when I first walked.
Because I was premature at 24 weeks and 1 pound 1 ounce, I spent months in the hospital and was very sick. I was delayed in physical development because I spent so much time in the hospital.
Preoperational Stage 2-7
I comprehended how to play hide n' seek when I was 6. One time I hid in a suitcase for an hour and then came out when my mom couldn't find me.
I had coloring books at this age that helped me write/color and identify objects in the picture.
Concrete operational stage (7-11)
At this age, I had a stuffed tigger. When I was younger and doing school work, in order to do it correctly I used to make him "participate" as well.
Concrete Operational - where a child can now use logical thoughts or operations.
Zone of Proximal Development
My older cousin Kelsey was and is a big influence on my life. As a little kid I always used to copy what she did trying to be like her. With her help I was able to do more things and have fun. Once at my grandma's house we were coloring and drawing & she helped me draw pictures and I colored mine the same colors as her's.
Jean Piaget - theory of Cognitive Development
Adolescent egocentrism - the study of teenagers environment and how it affects there feelings.
When I go to see my cousins at their house I become really and blessed to be there. The environment is happy and stable which is why it affects my mood.
Adolescent "personal fable" - the feeling teens get telling them they are special so much so that no problem can effect them.
When I made a personal record at a cross country meet, I felt so proud and special that I taught no one could ever be better than I was at that moment.
Adolescent "imaginary Audience" - a time a teen goes through where they feel everyone was judging them and evaluating everything they do.
When I had to try out for Marcus cross country, I felt like the coach and team were judging and watching my every move, running or not. After I ran the team helped me cool down and got to know me. The team and coach ended up being some of the nicest and pure people in my life.
Permissive - response to their children with lacking discipline and rules.
Authoritative - setting rules, responding to their kids and their emotional needs.
My parents both have the Authoritative style with me and my sisters.
This affects my personality because it makes me happy and able to have fun with my family while still knowing right from wrong in our household.
Intimacy v. Isolation - conflicts center on forming intimate, loving relationships with other people.
These two situations might be the hardest things to come over in a persons life because it's hard to except yourself around others. As a teen you are always hoping to find your place without others judging you for it. Your body changes and your way of thinking is altered through school life. We take the easy way out and do what others do in order to fit in until we accept ourselves and find out who we are. As we get older from teens to adults we start forming more serious relationships. We because comfortable with our brain works and our way of thinking. We still may not be 100 % comfortable with our bodies but we become closer to excepting it, knowing we can't change who we are. As we get to know our partners there may be conflicts because no one is exactly the same. As we accept ourselves we learn more about others and who we want to be with. This is why these two things can be very hard to overcome and it takes time to help be comfortable with this.
Older personal development
Integrity v.Despair (60s & up) - older people reflect back on their lives with either fulfillment or regret. This depends on whether or not they feel that they have live a full life or one filled with regret.
In these two stages of life, I hope to be happy and fulfill everything I want to within my lifetime. In my 40s & 50s I hope to be married with children, making a happy family with us all leading good lives. I hope to be able to do everything I can for my children as well as be happy myself. As I get older into my 60s, I hope to be able to look back at my life and be happy with what I've accomplished. I will be happy that I've gotten through my schooling, had a good job, had children, been married and hopefully be proud of everything I have done for others.