Explain the Influences of Two Predictable and Two Unpredictable Major Life Events on the Development of an Individual’

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‘Explain the influences of two predictable and two unpredictable major life events on the development of an individual’

In this part of my assignment I will be looking at how both predictable and unpredictable major life events can have an effect on a person’s development.

Predictable – A child starting school
*I spoke to a person who found the transition from Primary to Secondary school very difficult*

Physically- Due to the difficulty she found adjusting to the new school, she began to eat less and less, started making herself sick and began to suffer from panic attacks. These things didn’t help the stress of changing schools because she felt ill and weak and couldn’t function while trying to complete simple tasks.

Intellectually-
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Unpredictable – Serious Injury
*I spoke to someone who damaged their knee*

Physical- Whilst playing netball, this girl fell over, this was because he knee had dislocated. Before this happened she would play any sport she could and was very active. The damage to her knee meant she had to have a lot of operations to attempt to fix the problem. This is an on-going problem, she has difficulty walking and cannot use stairs, and because she cannot do much exercise she has gained a lot of weight.

Intellectual- As this problem had and still does affect her mobility she had to leave college as it was on two different campuses. This meant she didn’t get the qualifications she was expected to leave with. This has contributed to the fact she cannot find work because she hasn’t got the basic skills others have who had finished their course at college. As she spent a lot of time at home she took up doing art, which she had never really tried before, and now some of her designs are being used in tattoo parlours, and she hopes to one day, train to be a tattoo artist.

Emotional- unfortunately she began to develop a low confidence because of her weight gain, she started to feel depressed because of all the time she had to spend at the hospital, for operations, check-ups

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