Stress & Aging
Stress & Aging
9 months old
3 years old
4 years old
I said my first words, and then, I was able to form tiny sentences.
- When I was a baby, I felt stress from simple things like new routines.
- As a 1 year old, I might have felt stress over quickly changing routines as well.
- As a two year old, I might have felt stress over misunderstandings in communcation (2 languages).
I found my favorite book:
The Hungry Caterpillar. According to my parents, I demanded that they read the book to me every night.
- As a three year old, I felt stress because of illnesses. I used to constantly get sick when I was little.
- As a four year old, I felt stress over going to pre-school. It was a different experience.
- As a four year old, I also felt stress over switching between two languages.
I read my first book on my own: The Giving Tree.
6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
I lost my first tooth.
As a six year old, I felt stress over not being able to visit my family in India often.
As a seven year old, I started to feel the stress of failing to be able to ride my bike.
I learned how to ride a bike on my own. There was a lot of falling, but I remember feeling proud of myself for finally learning.
As a seven year old, I also started feeling more stress about fitting in.
As an 8 year old, peer pressure started becoming a bigger part of my life.
I picked up a tennis racket for the first time. I started playing tennis more frequently with my dad.
I participated in my first tennis tournament.
Major Stressor: I was positively affected by stress from losing matches, because it made me want to win more.
I started learning how to play soccer. Major Stressor: I had to learn to say no to playing a sport that I didn't enjoy to my parents.
I took my first standardized test.
Major Stressors: Getting a score that I didn't really like on my first exam encouraged me to prepare more for the next one.
I learned how to lead a team during my first research project at a camp at Duke.
I started learning how to play the guitar.
I started my own writer's club. During this age, I was first starting to learn how to juggle different activities in my life on my own.
I participated in my first art competition. Unfortunately, I lost, but I had a lot of fun creating my pieces.
Major Stressor: The stress from losing prompted me to focus more time on my artwork.
I started my own nonprofit with the help of my peers.
I started driving. Major Stressor: Having a much bigger responsibility has molded me into a more independent person.