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A Major Event in My Life

...A Major Event in my life “Thank you for taking Eva airline. This flight from Taiwan to Vancouver is landing now. Please remain seated…” a flight attendant announced. The announcement woke me up from a long sweet dream. Twelve hours earlier, I was standing in the Taiwan international airport, saying goodbye to all relatives and friends. I was standing at a foreign airport now. My whole new life to become a Canadian started in this unfamiliar city, Vancouver. My hometown, Taiwan, is a small, but crowded and beautiful island. It is very hot in everyday, and it is nearly forty degrees in the summer. We keep air-conditioners on every day. There are many interesting places to visit in Taiwan. Night market is one of the places that you must visit. Also, there are various delicious Taiwanese foods, such as bubble teas, stinky tofu…etc. I have many friends and relatives in Taiwan, so it is hard for me to leave everyone I love. This is the life I used to for fifteen years. The best city in the world for people to live in is Vancouver. It is a new, unfamiliar and quiet city is the first impression I have for Vancouver. The weather is cold for me who comes from a tropical country. Everything is different. English is the first thing I am not familiar with. New house, school and environment make me not comfortable. I believe I am not going to be used to this slow paste, boring and cold city. After three years in Vancouver, I went back to Taiwan to visit. I went to visit...

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Life Changing Event

...Life Changing Event Jonathan McCullough English Composition 1 Tina Miller February 3rd 2014 Life before my daughter’s birth was excellent, or so I thought. I was entirely wrapped up in my desires and myself. I was the definition of selfish, but somehow my wonderful wife put up with me through those years. The worst part of it was I didn’t even realize it. The funny thing about having children is that they give you a deep understanding of selflessness. Even when we found out that my wife was pregnant, I still carried on pretty much the same way I always had. I had no idea that my world was going to come crashing down around me. Through all of the dust and rubble of the remainder of what I thought was my great life, a brilliant light began to shine through. The light was the love that I felt for my daughter, once you have experienced that depth of love, your life will never be the same. The birth of my daughter was one of the most positively impactful events of my life. The day she was born will be etched into my memory forever. After a scheduled doctor visit we were sent straight to the hospital to begin the journey. I remember the excitement that was almost tangible as we drove to the hospital. After checking in they put us in a small examination room on the labor and delivery floor. We were to spend a long and uncomfortable night. My wife was uncomfortable for obvious reasons, me on the other hand, I had pushed to hospital chairs together to form a makeshift bed......

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Predictable Life Events

...Describe how major life events can influence the development of the individual. There are many life changes which influence on peoples life individually. Each individual changes will experience differently. Changes like, starting school, leaving home or losing job may affect our health and well being. Some of the events have positive influence on us but some of them may be stressful and depressed for some people. Some people might be able to able to cope with these changes very ease. Sometimes is depending of person, on individual experience and manage with many problems. Life event results have an individual self concept. Some of life events might change an individual understanding of themselves and the behaviours may get changes. Starting school might be a positive experience for some children, but also might be negative and not nice. It all depends of child and their parents, and how they cope with the change. Starting school Starting school can be the first major of event. Sometimes people will remember the first day in school with some reasons. Children usually are nervous and very exciting that day. They want to now how the school look like, how is in school, how the children are, and who the teacher looks. For some children is might be the first day without family, mother and father. Children might be upset and they might cry because they miss them. In the first day children do not know what to expect from all this new things and people who they meet. They......

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Significant Life Events

...Supporting significant life events Introduction The social change such as passing away of a loved one makes a lot of impact on the behavior and the individuals, especially when they are aged or disabled. The case study points out to an elderly lady, who is mentally disadvantaged and the impact of the passing away of her spouse of 40 years. In this short reflection, we are going to assess the Physical, Psychological and Social Impact of Bereavement on Individuals, look at the different group responses to the bereavement of individuals and the impact and implication of the people in health and social care when an individual is bereaved. 1.1 Explain the impact of significant life events on individuals. Bereavement is the condition of having being deprived of something or someone valued, especially through death. The individual feels yearning, pining and longing for the one who has died. The bereaved feels empty inside. It can greatly impact the way in which a person deals with events in later stages of life. We also call it grief. One of the biggest reasons of grief in humans is the loss of loved ones. The grief can have multifaceted effects on physical, psychological and social behavior of the people. When grief overpowers an individual, he can be adversely affected in various ways. If an individual hears the news of loss of loved ones, this shock causes the adrenal system to release adrenaline steroids in body causing a variety of physical reactions. It can......

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Unit 4 Predictable and Unpredictable Life Stages

...Predictable 1. Starting school or nursery Which Lifestage? Positive: This is a big life stage for young children as it enables them to have distance from their parents, and become slightly more independent. It enables them to socialise with other children and learn new things, it also gets them into a routine. Negative: It can be very daunting for the child and the parents, it can also be very traumatising especially if the child has attachment issues. P Physically they will learn to cope on their own, they will learn how to do simple things like take off their coat and put it back on again. They will also begin to learn about writing, and how to write or draw. I Intellectually the child will be challenging their brain, as they will be learning about new things all the time, such as using new materials they have never seen, or writing and drawing. E Emotionally they may feel overwhelmed. They may feel very distressed when they first start going to nursery because it is perhaps being away from somebody familiar for the longest period of time they have experienced. S Socially, they will be meeting new children their age and having to socialise with them on a regular basis. They will learn about different people. Parents will also have a chance to mix with other parents with children of similar ages. Predictable 2. Which......

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Events of My Life

...The two events I chose is the day that I had graduated from high school. The reason why I chose this event is because I had went through a lot in and out of school. I have seen a lot going on with my parents marriage and had to help raise my two little sisters. I also had to focus on my school work which was hard due to I always getting into trouble because of my anger. I was taking into school. The second event I chose is when I started my job at the school I am working at now. I worked so hard through out the years going through jobs just to find a career that was right for me and after working with children and being able to work at the same school as my daughter was perfect. for the event I graduated from high school. I had problems in my childhood to my late teens but with the help of doctors,family members,teachers,and some of my friends I was able to get through my tough times and move on. When I got to be in my twenties I had a better control of my life. I was more independent. With the influence I had a lot to do what was going on with my daughters father and I because I have to act like everything is ok between us for the sake of our daughter. Her father and I are working on our relationship to stay as a family. Some of the co-workers at my job has some influence on me because they help guide me in the right direction to where I want to be to get my education to become a teacher. also due to our school did not have after school programs and a day care service......

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Life and Events

...Early Childhood Life and Events Clayton Newsome Dr. Pamela Todd Counseling 502 October 03, 2014 Abstract Introduction Human growth and development starts as soon as conception takes place. As soon as a child enters into the world, they connect with their mother and a bond is formed. This bond is important because a mother and the child’s family life can influence them throughout their life. In this comprehensive paper, I will give some in site on my life as well as discuss several topics which I feel has had a negative and positive impact on my growth and development as a child and an adult. Early Development As much as I can remember, by mother was a hard working woman who always worked two jobs and my father had his own business hauling trash. My mother was a strong tempered, outgoing person. She was the type of woman who held her family together. She taught my siblings and me how to strive for the best in life. My mother told me when she was carrying me; I would kick and do all kinds of flips in her stomach. I was always on the move. Some people might say personality does not start in the womb. I believe otherwise. Personality development is the development involving the ways that the enduring characteristics that differentiate one person from another change over the life span (Feldman, 2014). I am the second from the youngest child. I have a sister that is younger than I. As I stated, my mother worked two jobs. Since, she worked so much, she want not......

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My Significant Life Event

...My Significant Life Event Oneekah Henderson Mr. Clinton Gortney Lithonia Campus Introduction to Psychology October 28, 2014 Strayer University My Significant Life Event My life has been filled with lots of memories, not many from my childhood, some good some bad. I feel that these compilations of events have molded me into who I am and how I react to different situations. According to Settersten and Mayer (1997) (via psyplexus.com/mhr/life_events_psychiatry.html) “A life event is a significant occurrence involving a relatively abrupt change that may produce serious and long lasting effects.” For me that event was the day a man invaded my home and shot/paralyzed my husband in front of my 2yr pol son, while I was in the adjacent room. My Biological Perspective As I was in the living room I heard people talking in the kitchen, which wasn’t a surprise, I was watching a movie after getting the older children off to school. The sound of calm voices turned into tussling followed by a loud bang and my son screaming. As I jumped up, my son ran into the room and jumped into my arms crying. I immediately ran and jumped behind the sofa, pulling it back on us to hide. My hands were shaking as I tried to dial for help, only to get put on hold and sent to voicemail. As the man entered the room looking for my son, not knowing I was in the house as well, I began to shake profusely. I put my hand over his mouth whispering to be quiet, and he did. Unable to answer to 911......

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Life Challenging Event

...LIFE CHALLENGING EVENT PAGE 1 Life Challenging Event Maureen Dela Cruz ENG/220 November 20, 2014 Professor Joseph Trimarche Life Challenging Event At one point in our lives, we encounter an event that changes us to be better or to be bad. Challenges that may or may not mold us to be better. This is what we call our turning point. My childhood years probably is not a typical experience or normal experience for most people. I grew up witnessing my dad ruin his life. He followed the wrong path. His responsibility of being a father to three children was forgotten. It was buried in the dark. There was not anyone or anybody I could turn to but myself. My mom was miles and miles away from me. Ocean was our distance. At age 15, I was pretty much on my own. I had to support myself financially. I had to work to be able to attend high school. It was during high school years when I felt I had hit rock bottom. I had to grow up fast. I had to become mature quickly than others. Yes, they call it public school, but public school does not mean everything comes free. I still needed money for my daily expense and projects. I can vividly remember what my father told me one evening. He tried to stop me from attending high school. According to him, going to school is a waste of time. I remember how he told me to just work and give him my paycheck to help the family. He did not believe I could make it. My heart sank upon hearing those words. I could......

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Life Factors and Life Events in Health and Social Care P2

...LIFE FACTORS AND LIFE EVENTS PASS 2 For this assignment I will be explaining the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an individual. I will also be looking at unpredictable and predictable life events and how they could have an effect on the development of that person. Potential life factors, unpredictable and predictable life events could include: Employment Income Housing Environment Education Culture Gender Relationships Marriage Parenthood Birth of a child Starting work Retirement Divorce Serious illness or injury Redundancy and unemployment Bereavement Abuse HOUSING Having good housing will have a positive affect on growth and development. Your home is a place where you should feel safe a secure so by having good housing conditions and if you live in a nice peaceful area this will make you feel safe and allow you to decorate and stamp your own personality on your home. You will want people to come around to your house because you will have a sense of pride about home which will enable you to keep in contact with your friends and family. Where you live is also important, for younger people living in a urban area will give them access to more social activities and facilities which is important for their own self-esteem and growth and will allow them to make more friends and feel wanted by society. Rural life is often quieter which will suit families with......

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P3 Explain the Influences of Two Predictable and Two Unpredictable Major Life Events on the Development of an Individual

...P3 | Explain the influences of two predictable and two unpredictable majorlife events on the development of an individual | A predictable event is something which has a high likelihood of occurring and is expected. And an unpredictable event is something which is not expected. Unpredictable events tend to have more of an impact on an individual’s life, because they would not be expecting it and would not be prepared for it, for example the sudden death of a family member. Marriage is a predictable life event, majority of people get married in their life time or at least plan to. The point of marriage is that it brings two people together, who plan to be together for the rest of their lives. It brings about many changes to a person’s life, including emotional and social development. Angelina Jolie has been married three times. She is now currently married to Brad Pitt who she loves very much and so this would affect her emotionally as she now has a life partner, someone to care for her and to share her problems with this. The effect of this is that it will allow her to be more content and happy in life as she has someone who loves her so much. Also she has new family and friends to get to know and begin new relationships with such as friends and family of Brad Pitts, so this would affect her social development, allowing her to be more confident. Angelina’s intellectual development would be affected as she would begin to think more about their future together and......

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P3: Unpredictable and Predictable Life Events

...P3: Explain the influences of two predictable and unpredictable major life events on the development of an individual. Differences in effect of predictable and unpredictable events There are certain life events that can change the way an individual’s personal development. Some crucial events in a person’s life can be predicted and sometimes even chosen, while there are other events that are unpredicted. Predictable life events such as ageing, starting to school or going through puberty, retiring from work, leaving home etc. often marks a transition from one life stage to another and considered as a milestone in the individual’s personal development. There are life events that are unpredictable such as sudden illness, birth of a sibling, death of friend or family member redundancy, which normally has negative effects on the emotional development of an individual but could also lead to something positive. Predictable events: A major event in Serena’s life would be starting school would be a predictable event in her life because it would help to influence her physical development, through promoting healthy eating in the school’s dining hall and participating in P.E lessons or doing activities that are sports and fitness related so that she can maintain her healthy body stature. In addition to the school meals if she came from a low income family the school would help to provide healthy meals so that she can get the nutrition she needs. Starting school would also develop...

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Predictable and Unpredictable Life Events

...Influences of Predictable and Unpredictable Life Events: Life events can change the direction of life affecting personal development. Major changes in life can either be predicted or even chosen, whilst others may be unpredicted and unwanted. Predictable life events such as starting school, puberty and retirement often mark a transition from one life stage to another, acting as milestones in our personal development. However, unpredictable life events such as sudden illness, redundancy, or divorce occur unexpectedly and are more often associated with loss, but also may lead to positive changes in life. Sudden changes in life is related to the risk of an individual to feel out of control and therefore stressed. If an individual chooses to leave home, marry or retire, they are in control of these major life events. The idea of predictable and unpredictable life events involves generalisation. For some individuals, issues such as divorce or redundancy may be predictable, but other people may not have of expected to neither be divorced nor lose their job. Predictable: Starting School Starting school is a government requirement and therefore is a predictable life event; however it can have an influence on an individual’s development. Physical development is associated with starting school as individuals start to participate in the subject of physical education (PE), which gives children the opportunity to boost their physical development, and allows them to run around and......

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A Life Changing Event

...Yunjie Zang ID:5346525 ENGL 101-93 A life changing event I've experienced a lot of events which had great impact on me since I was young, but speaking of a life changing event, the first thing that I came up with is my educational experience when I was in senior 2 in high school. First , let me tell you the education that I had back in my country.I had my primary school and high school education in the same school back in China, it is an International school , which means I had the chance to learn English , to be exposed to different culture and knowledge since i was young. This is very different from the general Chinese education system, which I will introduce it later on. I started learning English since Grade 1 in primary school, and had the opportunity to meet with different foreign teachers all over the world. Before letting you know how this life changing event affected me so significantly, i need to let you know how the educational system works in China. In China, students must complete a 6-year primary school and a 6-year high school in order to apply for universities. However, there will be a extremely crucial test- the college entry test, which can almost determine the path of your life. In a word, if you do a real good job on this test, it basically means you will have the chance to enter one of the best universities in China, and your future will be bright; But, if you don't get a nice grade, it means you have to work out your own way for your future,......

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Predictable and Unpredictable Life Events

...The events that we experience in our lives influence how we develop and change in each stage of our lives. Life pushes us through changes at particular point. These periods of change are all transition points which can be little unsettling. They are usually counterbalanced by periods of clam and stability. These changes may make us feel awkward or even be painful but they are necessary because life does not stand still. A life event can change the direction of our lives, affecting our personal development. Some major changes in life can be predicted and even chosen, while others may be unpredicted. Predictable life events, such as starting school, going through puberty and retiring from work, often mark a transition from one stage of life to another, acting as milestones in our personal development. Unpredictable life events, such as sudden illness or injury, redundancy or the death of a friend or relative, occur unexpectedly and are often associated with loss, but may also lead to positive change in our lives. Predictable life events tend to happen at particular points of our lives and these events are expected. We can already consider some of the physical changes that occur or we undergo through the lifespan like if are already an adult puberty is an example and a child would expect as well to undergo this process where lots of physical changes will happen and there will be emotional changes like higher level of sense of self-esteem and peer pressure but some might or...

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...Samaira iqbal Course Title BTEC Health & Social Care Unit Title Development through the life stages Level 3 Unit Number 4 Unit Credit 10 Assignment Title Part Unit P2, P3, P4, P5, M2, M3, D2 Whole Unit Assessor Start Date Submission Date Feedback Date Vocational Context Task 1 & 2. (P2 & P3) Imagine you have been writing about the life of you chosen celebrity for a magazine. The editor of the magazine has now asked you to describe the effect that five life factors have had on two life stages your chosen person has experienced. You will already have found out about some of the experiences your celebrity has had during two stages of their life. Your two stages are most likely to be chosen from childhood, adolescence or adulthood. You now have to imagine how the following factors may have influenced the individual: • the person’s genetic background and early biological experiences • the person’s general environment during these stages • the social and economic circumstances of the individual’s family or carers • the person’s lifestyle or the lifestyle of their family • the impact of major lifeevents. Task 3 (P4, P5, M2, M3, D2) In your role as a reporter for a magazine, you now need to write about the life of your chosen celebrity as they grow older. You must imagine some of the physical and psychological changes...

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