In this class, we will be learning about many different topics that affect our development. The topics listed below will be covered in more detail throughout this course. For this journal, you will reflect upon your childhood. Consider the questions and write a journal that addresses the questions below.
What is your earliest memory?
Where did you grow up?
Whom did you live with during these years?
If you have siblings, write about your experience with your siblings. If you are an only child, write about your experience as an only child. If you have half siblings, cousins, or stepsiblings, write about those experiences as well.
Discuss birth order, family composition, and how all of these relationships and dynamics have affected and continue to affect your development.
What was your favorite toy?
What was your favorite food?
Did you have any non-normative life influences occur during this time in your life?
What is the first normative history-graded influence you can remember?
For each item listed above, write a short paragraph addressing the question using your own words. Integrate the course readings to support your ideas and describe the main theories of development. Remember to cite your sources using APA style format.