Life is a journey. Each stage of life impacts the other, while different life experiences bring us closer to our vision of a good life — or move us further away. Charting the LifeCourse frames life in six life stages that intersect with six life domains. Here, understand the life stages.
Life stages are the ages and stages we go through as we learn and grow, from infancy to adulthood. The life experiences in each stage build upon one another and prepare a person for future life stages.
The six Charting the LifeCourse life stages are:
Together, the life stages impact and influence what LifeCourse calls the life trajectory — the path a person's life journey takes. Framing life as a trajectory can help you think about what has helped or hindered in the past and what might work or get in the way moving forward. The higher a person's and family's expectations, the more opportunities and experiences a person will have and the closer they'll get to achieving their goals.
Learn more about life stages from Charting the LifeCourse.