Ages 6-9: Emotional Development

Emotional Development

  • Children still tend to be self-centered. Most want to be first, and most want all the attention. Squabbles can break out when your child feels slighted.
  • You’ll notice periods when your child sulks, pouts, and worries. Help him deal with disappointments and worries.
  • Children tend to have their feelings easily hurt. They also tend to assume that people who hurt them “did it on purpose.” Help your child not feel victimized or always jump to acting on revenge.
 

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when you say “Help your child not feel victimized or always jump to acting on revenge.” I can relate to it instantly being a mother of an 8 year old boy, who never comes back home from the park without a story behind!!
i have never made any suggestions of -do this or dont do that! I am quite an avid follower of “How to talk so that children will listen”. So I acknowledge his feeling of “revenge” without being judgemental, but also ponder as to how can i give it a positive direction? Any suggestions on that?