Running head: PERSONAL TIMELINE 1Personal TimelineRebecca WinfreyThe Chicago School of Professional Psychology
PERSONAL TIMELINE 2CM521 Lifespan Development:Module 1 Personal TimelineSignificant EventsNotes / ReflectionsInfancy and Toddlerhood(0-3 years)At this time in my life, I began it with both parents.I was relatively happy with both parents. During this period, I was not aware of how the family unit coexisted. I began this stage with seven siblings.I loved my sisters and brothers; theywere my protectors and felt secure with them around.I ended this stage with eight siblings; my brother was born.I was not happy with the birth of my brother. I threw him out of the crib and wanted my Mother to take him back to the hospital. I ended this period with my parents getting a divorce.I was confused and upset; I didn’t understand what divorce meant. I was told that Mom and Dad were divorcing, and we were moving. My heart was broken.I moved from Alabama to Mississippi. The move was heart-wrenching, we lived by our Aunt and Uncle, and I did not want to leave them, and I did not want to leave my dad.At this stage, the only siblings that moved with us were three out of the eight.I was confused, upset, it was added stress it seemed like I lost everything, my Dad, my Aunt and Uncle, and now my siblings left, I felt somewhat abandoned Early School Age(4-6 years)At this age, my family consisted of three siblings myself, Mom, and a stepdad.I was devasted when my Mom married.During this stage, I was sexually abused.This abuse seemed to rip out a part of me. I lost myself and became another person, one that was angryand hated.I began head start during this stage.I was upset about head start; I did not want to leave my Mother’s side,but she had to work, so she put me in this program. I remember feeling alone and scared.I went to Kindergarten during this period.Kindergarten was a pleasant experience; I made friends, which was amazing to have others to play with.