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Age Categories

Throughout our life, we undergo some serious changes, which happen in physical, biological, mental, emotional, and other levels, as well as accompany us throughout our lives, from our early childhood to our final moment. Specialists define a number of age categories which every individual goes through. There are different approaches to the classification, but all of them can be generally represented as the following.

Infancy is the first age category and includes 0 to 2-year-olds. This is the stage when a baby develops all his body organs, as well as starts mastering the first motor skills, discovering his own physical power, experiencing and developing his sensory abilities, etc.

Childhood is the second age category, which takes place between 2 and 9 years. During this life stage, a child experiences really fast growth and plenty of developments, starting from learning to speak, to read and to write, and ending up with mastering some first social skills and feelings.

Adolescence, or teenage-hood, is the third age category and is considered as one of the most difficult life stages. The age category includes young people between 10 and 19 years old. This is the time when fast growth and development continues, and the person experiences puberty, serious hormonal changes, along with new and very strong emotional and social experiences. This is the life stage when young people discover most sides of this life and try to understand what this world is all about.

Early Adulthood is the age category which includes 20-29 year-olds. People in this category continue and complete their education, start their professional career, and most of the people start their families and possibly have children. In early adulthood, people learn to be independent, organized, responsible for their families, and useful for society.

Adulthood is the next age category, which involves the people of 30-39 years old. At this life stage, people are usually very active in their personal, social, and business life, with the most of efforts spent for raising their families, developing their career and coping with minor daily problems.

Middle Age is the age category which includes the people achieved the age of 40, and it lasts till the age of 59. This is one of the most enjoyable but at the same time, one of the hardest life stages since the people start experiencing the first signs of aging and physical inabilities, which can affect their emotional condition to a great extent. In addition, such factors as loss of their parents or their children leaving their nest can bring to more serious emotional problems.

Early Elder is the age category which includes people who are 60-80 years old. This is the stage when aging starts affecting the lifestyle of people. Emotional instability and stresses can be caused by such factors as retirement, increasing health problems, possible need to be looked after, etc.

Late Elder is the final age category, with the age group of people over 80. Usually, such people have serious health problems and require care or assisted living. They experience frailty, emotional problems, inability to perform daily functions, loss of cognitive or physical skills, etc.


Sumangala 2019-07-19 19:35:37


Chianellys 2019-04-14 19:14:53

I love my dog.

William 2019-03-16 18:50:19

Hiiii I am 89

Casey 2019-02-22 04:32:17

Age and emotional outlook go together.
We all get sick from time to time which emotionally makes us feel like 100, when we are only 28. If we are sick daily we will never feel emotionally well. It's not a frame of mind. Our body dictates our journey.

Aubrea 2019-02-06 20:27:13

Posted the day I turned 10

Ugyen chophel 2018-11-29 08:45:00

I was born in 1983

ESS 2018-08-15 06:56:21

59 Today i'm feeling ripped off

Teenager of 13 2018-06-03 01:54:17

I like this stage of life but still I wanna be a child again.

Margaret 2018-05-16 05:02:44

Time has shot by since I thought I was 'it' at 16.
All the guys I new fancied me like mad.
Expect they are all dead now.....
One I would have liked to have married I had fancied him like mad, but he was too childish and too old at 23...
I ended up with a steady kind man and we are still together after all these 54 years.

billy 2018-05-01 06:51:53

I use to think I had things figured at 14, then again at 20, and of course I really got it at 33m, now each year since 45 I know a little less, have brief glimpses of what is current, and am starting to realize all my friends I had in my 20s/30s are still alive but are no longer in my life in a meaningful way. Soon, I will try and make new ones but corporate job politics and nepotism there have imbued a distaste for the ability for betrayal or the narcissism of people at my expense, for even petty trifles.

:) 2018-03-20 13:06:49

i want to be a kid again but im a teen :9

MQ 2018-03-09 23:32:15

just turned 34 today, middle of adulthood, time goes by so fast.. life is indeed too short for BS.. i wish i can practice what i preach..

SARKIS Khajadourian 2018-01-02 17:13:29

Life is short. Too short to do what you dont like ☆.
Be happy .
Im 27

nicki manaj 2017-10-22 15:12:19

34 is a really fun age too bee back the bonze up

Dakshayani 2017-10-22 04:33:58

My life is already gone to ather peoples hand but discovering my life's different for such along time...

Prad 2017-10-18 23:56:49

28..had enough already

Angel Carrillo 2017-10-12 06:37:19

I have just hit puberty a few months ago, litteraly.

arianna 2017-10-07 16:13:58

im in teenager hood right now and i love it but hate getting older (i want to be a child again

JustSomeRandom2009Baby 2017-10-06 10:37:01

I'm still in childhood. Yay!

paul 2017-10-05 13:58:25

Life begins at 40

jp 2017-07-06 09:53:18

Excellent I am only halfway through middle aged...

Pi 2017-07-04 08:00:33

60-80 all lumped together. We work until at least 66

Kenderious Hull 2017-07-02 12:17:05

my name is kenderious and im 19

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