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Growth and Development of a Future Superstar

Growth and Development of a Future Superstar
Introduction
“I will be an extremely successful performer.” This is Cassy’s reply when she is asked about what she wants to be in the future. At age eleven, she already has a youtube channel with fifty-seven uploaded videos. She covered songs such as “Arms” by Christina Perri and “Price Tag” by Jessie J. Her most watched song cover has 6,703 views already. In this paper, Cassy’s (1) physical development, (2) nutrition status, (3) motor development, (4) cognitive abilities, and (5) psychosocial development will be explored to see any specific factors that may contribute to her exceptional talent.
Physical Development
Cassy is a Filipino-American girl with black hair and dark brown eyes. Her height is 150 cm and weight is 86 lbs. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Cassy is at the 77th percentile for height and 58th percentile for weight (Hockenberry & Wilson, 2013, pg 1127). This means that she has the same height or taller than 77 percent of the children of her age, and she weighs the same or more than 58 percent of the reference population. It is important that Cassy’s height and weight is somewhat in the middle of what is considered to be usual for her age since school-age children are aware of their deviations away from the norm. If they are too different from their peers, it may affect their body image (Hockenberry & Wilson, 2013, pg 464). Speaking of body image, Cassy is at preadolescence period. This is when secondary sex characteristics start to develop (Hockenberry & Wilson, 2013, pg 459). According to Cassy’s mom, she is very conscious about how she looks. Also, she once asked her mom why some of her friends already had their first menstruation and why she did not have hers yet.…...

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