Human Lifespan DevelopmentDemi LovatoDemi Lovato is an American actor, singer and songwriter. She is currently 25 years old and her height is 1.61 m. She was born on 20th August 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her full name is Demetria Devonne Lovato. Her religion is Christianity and she currently lives in Los Angeles. Her mother, Dianna Hart, was a former country music recording artist and her father, Patrick Lovato, was an engineer and a musician. Patrick left his family when Demi was few years old, so her mother married someone else. Demi’s step-father is called Eddie. Lovato is the middle child of 3 sisters. Her older sister, Dallas, is also a singer and an actress. Her younger sister, Madison, was born in 2002. Madison is Demi’s step-sister. First Demi went to Cross Timbers Middle School but after that she was home schooled. Growing up, Demi had many hobbies but mainly she was interested in music.Early Childhood ? 3-8 yearsPhysical Development Physical development is the growth and change in movement of muscles in the body throughout life. During early childhood, children continue to develop their physical skills, as well as adding to those that were mastered during infancy. Throughout this stage, girls tend to develop slightly faster than boys. In this life stage children develop at certain ages, but it is perfectly normal for each child to master these skills at different speeds, ages, and in different sequences. There is not set age that a child learns how to physically perform certain activities. A clear example of this is walking. Some parents are excited when their child starts walking however others become concerned when their child hasn’t done it.It does not mean one child is more able than the other, it just means they haven’t learnt it yet.The physical developments can be divided into two groups, fine motor skills and the gross motor skills. Gross motor skill is the ability to control and coordinate the movement of the large limbs of the body. Eg. crawling, running. At the age of 3, children develop the ability to run, jump, and hop. Children of this age can participate in throwing and catching games with larger balls, but they are tend to catch the ball with two hands rather than one. This is because they are unable to use the smaller muscles, which indicates that the children can’t grip things yet. In early childhood, children are also able to push themselves around with their feet while sitting on a riding toy. As well as this some children are actually able to ride a tricycle as this age. Children who are 4 to 5 years old can go up and down the stairs alone and these children develop better upper body mobility. As a result, their catching and throwing abilities improves which enables them to bounce a ball. This is because they have more grip now. They can also run on their toes because they are learning to have a control over the larger muscles in their body. In addition to this, during ages 7 to 8 children master this skill. This allows them to balance along a thin line as well as being able to catch a ball in one hand. Children continue to refine and improve their gross motor skills through childhood and beyond.Fine motor skill is the ability to control and coordinate the movement of the hands or fingers (gripping or manipulating objects). Eg. writing, tying laces. By ages 3 to 4 years, children can create things with their hands. They are able to hold a crayon to draw neater circles and lines as well as being able to copy letter shapes. At this age, they are able to thread beads. This helps them to develop their fine motor skills, as they are using the smaller muscles in their body. During ages 5 to 6 years, children continue to refine fine motor skills and build upon earlier skills. For instance, they can now use joined up writing. They can also build a short tower with cubes and make detailed models using construction.Around ages 7 to 8 years, children start to gain independence in dressing and undressing themselves. In addition to this, at the end of this life stage children become expert at using their fine motor skills. This enables them to do harder tasks like threading and using a needle. As can be seen above, there are many different benefits to physical development for a person in the early childhood stage including improving control, coordination and grip.Just like any other child, Demi Lovato went through physical development in her life. There is no evidence showing Demi’s physical development during the ages 3 to 4, so I assume that she developed normally. This meant that she developed just like anyone at that age would, but later in her childhood she developed differently than a normal child. This is because Demi starting modelling at the age of 5. As well as this, at this age she started performing in front of a bigger audience. For example, when she was 5 years old she sang in front of her whole school. This affected her emotionally as this performance boosted her confidence as well as giving her hope to become something in the future. Then at the age of 6 she started acting in a TV programme called Barney and Friends. While she was working as a child actor she become close friends with Selena Gomez. Her acting career made her aware of her body image and this is what caused her eating disorder to develop. This had a major impact on her self-concept and her health. This is because during the ages 7 to 8, Demi began binge eating (the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder). She also developed some very unhealthy eating habits such as compulsively overeating, at the age of 8. In addition to that she developed some sleeping problem. This is when she couldn’t sleep, so she had to stay up late. At night, she loved spending her time writing and practising music. This affected her cognitively as she was spending more time practising, which meant that she was getting better at singing. This is significant, because it suggested that she had more chance of succeeding in the future. Intellectual DevelopmentIntellectual development is how people develop their thinking skills, memory and language. Young children are not only growing physically during early childhood, but they are also growing mentally. Children of this age continue to advance their skills in observing and interacting with the world around them. Each child is unique and will grow in his or her own time and way. In this life stage children develop their language the most. This is the reason, by the end of early childhood children have progressed greatly in their intellectual development. Most children are able to speak in full sentences and have quite a good vocabulary. In addition to this, children start to discuss their ideas and give their opinions using descriptive words. As well as this they are able to understand the complex ideas. Children also start school during this stage of their life, and this helps with development of language and understanding numbers. In infancy, the world is experienced through senses alone. In childhood this changes as children have the ability to be able to think about things that happen to them. However they still tend to see the world from only their own viewpoint. Children learn how to act and behave in particular situations by watching others and asking questions. For example, children have to be taught how to behave and eat at the dining table. As children see how their carers respond in particular situations, they begin to copy this behaviour. This is why it is important that children have positive role models in their lives.During the ages 3 to 8, Demi was able to imagine and think about things she has never seen or done before; she could imagine her future and how she might achieve things in the future. This gave her courage and hope and that’s the reason she was not afraid to be herself. In this life stage she started to solve problems on her own and her arguing skills started to improve. She also started to figure things out and understand what the meaning of life is. At the age of 5, Demi held the title of Mini Miss Texas. At this point she started to become famous and that increased her work pressure. This affected her social life as it meant that she had no time to spend with her family or friends. This is because at that time she was struggling to keep up with all her work, so she became stressed. During this hard time, music motivated her to keep going. This affected her emotionally, because this way she could let her feelings out through her songs, but she became suicidal at the age of 7. This was because she couldn’t cope with her feelings anymore, so to destruct herself from these murderous thoughts, she started to learn how to play the piano.Emotional DevelopmentEmotional development is understanding ourselves and how to express and deal with feelings. Children who can better cope with frustrations and challenges are more likely to think of themselves as successful, valuable, and good, which will lead to a higher self-esteem. In contrast, children who become easily frustrated and discouraged, often quit or need extra assistance to complete a task. These children may have lower self-esteem if they start to believe that they can’t be successful and aren’t valuable.Peers also have an impact on young children’s self-concept. Young children who have playmates and classmates that are usually nice and kind to include the child in activities will develop a positive self-image. However, a young child who is regularly left out, teased, or bullied by same-age or older peers can develop low self-esteem. Between the ages of three and eight children will begin to learn how to handle their feelings. They learn how to share and cooperate with other people. Children can tell others when they feel happy or sad and begin to explain their feelings. It is also during this period that children begin to develop their own self-concept, which will be further developed throughout life. At around 3, a child will feel more comfortable at being left alone by a parent. At this point, most children will have a toy or a blanket that will comfort them when they are either upset or tired. These comforting objects help children to feel more secure. This is significant, because if the children have security, than they will feel safe, loved and cared for.Furthermore, independence is a really important part of early childhood, because this is when a child stops relying on their parents and starts to make their own decisions. Infants may have very little or no independence but when a child enters childhood, they start to develop their independence as they start to care more for themselves. For example, feeding and dressing themselves are ways that a child can have independence. When Demi was very young her emotions were mainly made up of physical reactions and behaviours, but when she entered early childhood she developed the ability to recognise feelings. Her emotions were also increasingly in?uenced by her thinking. She become more aware of her own feelings, as well as being able to recognise and understand other people’s. For example, at a young age Demi became depressed. This is because after drinking, her father use to abuse her by yelling and throwing things at her. Demi’s father suffered from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism whereas her mother was bulimic. These problems were then passed on to Demi. This affected her cognitively, because she wasn’t able to concentrate at school as she was constantly thinking about her disorders. When she was few years old, her parents got divorced. Music emotionally helped her after her father left, but this incident had a major impact on her. This is because, her father broke her trust and left his family. This was the biggest shock for Demi as after this point her life began to change rapidly. A clear example of this is that when she was 5 years old, her mother got married again. This was one of the toughest time for Demi as she had to see some else in place of her father, but luckily her step-father, Eddie, was a very good person. He helped to get Demi out of her depression and soon they both bonded together. Few years after that, Demi’s little sister, Madison, was born. This was when her eating disorder developed, because all the attention was taken off her. At this point Demi felt jealous because before Madison was born, she was the youngest in her house and everyone looked after her whereas now her step-sister was the centre of attention. In contrast, Demi was really happy to have to youngest sister as now she will have someone to play with and to spend her time with. As can be seen above, there are many different benefits to emotional development for a person in the early childhood stage including understanding themselves and how to express and deal with their feelings.Social DevelopmentSocial development is how people communicate in friendships and relationships. Social development involves learning the values, knowledge and skills that enable children to relate to others effectively and to contribute in positive ways to family, school and the community. This kind of learning is passed on to children directly by those who care for and teach them, as well as indirectly through social relationships within the family or with friends, and through children’s participation in the culture around them. Through their relationships with others and their growing awareness of social values and expectations, children build a sense of who they are and of the social roles available to them.As children develop socially, they both respond to the in?uences around them and play an active part in shaping their relationships. Friendships and relationships with other children become more important to children as they grow and begin to learn about getting along with others. Children who learn positive friendships skills tend to develop better relationships with others, which benefits their mental health and wellbeing. This does not mean children will always want to play with others; many children like some time to do their own thing, but everyone needs a friend and the skills to be able to relate to others when they want to or need to. Between 3 and 8 years of age children begin to widen their social group and form friendships with others. In the early part of this life stage children often have temper tantrums if they cannot have their own way. Gradually they begin to realise that they have to cooperate with others. By the age of 8, children will usually have a number of friends and often have what they call a ‘best friend’. In this life stage, children learn social skills such as sharing and talking. These skills are then used when they are playing with other children. As can be seen above, there are many different benefits to social development for a person in the early childhood stage including improving communication skills.During early childhood, Demi had a very tough time and because of this, she wasn’t able to socialise much. In this life stage, many children start to make friends and spend most of their time playing and having fun with them. Whereas at this time Demi was busy focing on her career rather than making friends and that’s the reason she doesn’t have many friends. This had an emotional impact on Demi as mostly she was lonely and had no one to share her feelings with. Therefore, at the age of 6 when Demi started acting in a TV programme called Barney and Friends, she was really excited as it was her chance to meet children of her age and to make new friends. While working on this TV programme, she become really close friends with Selena Gomez. Selena was one of her first friends and their friendship lasted for a really long time. Before Demi started her acting career, she was a beauty queen. As she was a beauty pageant at a very young age, this opened up many doors in entertainment industry for her. This was her time to socialize with others and her chance to become famous and known. Demi took full advantage of his situation and started her singing career. Her family supported her at all time and this affected her in many ways. For example, it made her feel special and worthy because she knew her family is always there for her no matter what. It also gave her more confident and courage, especially after all the hard times she had to face. At this point she had everything a child could wish for, except for a friend. Therefore, she started to express her feelings to everyone through her music. Her music was the only connecting between her and people.ConclusionOverall, I think emotional development is the most beneficial for Demi Lovato, in early childhood. I think this because in this life stage Demi went through a lot of emotional trauma. This had a major impact on her physical, intellectual, emotional and social development as well as her self-concept. Adolescence ? 9-18 yearsPhysical DevelopmentPhysical development is divided into two areas, growth and development. Growth is the physical changes of, the increase in size, height and weight. Development is how children gain control over their physical actions to do complicated and difficult activities more skillfully and easily. Growth and development are linked because the development and improvement of physical skills depends on the size of the child and their muscular strength.Intellectual DevelopmentIntellectual development is all about learning. It is about how individuals organise their minds, ideas and thoughts to make sense of the world they live in. The two main areas of intellectual development are:Language development helps us to organise thoughts and make sense of the world around us. It helps an individual to ask questions and develop simple ideas into more complex ideas. Language development depends upon the child’s own pattern of development, their age, the opportunity to experiment and use language. All individuals have a need to communicate and language is the tool that allows this. Cognitive development is about how we use our minds and organise thinking to understand the world around us. Cognitive development depends upon the child’s own pattern of development, the opportunity for playing with toys and games and experiences of activities and events. Cognitive development includes:Creative thinking and abstract thought – Using your imagination and being artistic to concentrate and create ideas or beliefs.Problem solving – Finding a solution to an easy or difficult task using thinking skills and resilience.Memory and recall – When you recollect something that you have seen in the past, using long and short term memory. Every individual has emotional and mental needs. Good mental health is important as it affects an individual’s self concept and how they cope with relationships, education and everyday life events.Mental health problems and disorders are health conditions that change the way we think, feel or act. Most people enjoy drinking alcohol without causing harm to themselves or others. Harmful drinking affects an individual’s health it also affects the economy. Emotional DevelopmentEmotional development is about an individual’s feelings for and about other people, objects, situations and experiences. Teenagers are able to use words to express their feelings and explain how they are feeling. Learning to control feelings and behaviour is part of a child’s emotional development.Stress in moderation can be positive as it helps individuals to perform better and to cope with challenging situations. Long periods of stress can lead to illness, emotional exhaustion and can be a killer.Social DevelopmentSocial development is about an individual’s relationships with people in different environments and situations.