Middle Childhood: Your Child’s First Step towards Independence

Middle childhood begins at the age of six and ends at the age of eleven, or that period of development prior to early adolescence. It is in this period that your child learns to try doing certain activities independently like dressing themselves and tying their shoe lace. This period is also the beginning of school years that brings your child in close and regular contact with the world outside. And because of this, their mental, physical, and social skills develop rapidly. At the age of 9, your child may begin acquiring more friends as their interest with other people grows. You might not notice it, but your child’s characteristics or personality may start to change as they prepare to enter puberty.

Early years of education begins at the age of 6. It is also in this period that your child begins to grow independent from you and the family. The sense of right and wrong is now much stronger as they learn to make small decisions on their own. Their awareness for the future also begins at this age and understanding about a person’s place in this world starts to grow and develop. Your child may also put more attention on teamwork and friendship as they learn to mingle with other children. The desire to be liked and be accepted by their peers and their family also intensifies as they enter this age. As for cognitive changes, they tend to focus less on themselves and become more concern with other people. Also, their ability to describe and retell experiences and express thoughts and feelings greatly develops at this age.

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Know a little of child psychology

When parents think that they seem to know their children, then they better think twice. Along the way, parents will surely experience bumps and headache in dealing with kids. Along with the physical changes their child experiences from their toddler stage to school age and up till adolescence is also accompanied by emotional, mental, socio-cultural and even spiritual changes. Thus, this can all be summed up into child psychology

Child psychology is one branch of the many branches psychology offer. But the scientific approach of studying as to why a child behaves that way is pioneered by many known psychologists like Jean Piaget, Sigmund Freud, Erik Erickson and many others. Their studies may not be thoroughly understood by parents but a lot of books that explains their studies in simple forms and incorporate it with day to day activities are out in the market. Bloggers also write articles and publish it on the internet to make it more accessible to parents.

Parents should understand that aside from the physical changes, the social factor should also pays a very big factor in child psychology. Whatever the child sees at home can be followed and practiced by the child when he or she becomes an adolescent and matures into an adult. This is where the customs, traditions and the values shown by the parents are mimicked by children. This is where children should be taught the basic right and wrong. Simple rules and regulations are ought to be followed punishment should be made whenever it is not followed.

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Education a Big Foundation in Early Years

The early year’s education of one person is one of those that really matter in growing up. This is for the reason that it serves as the foundation of his knowledge and also with the way he thinks when he grows up. The early years education is of course quite crucial and very demanding of care which is why parents, being the first teachers should take note of this importance, If this consideration is missed, then the child’s capability to learn properly is at stake.

Early year’s education refers to the process of teaching the child of the basic, the fundamentals of life in general. This refers to putting the first knowledge in his mind and from there, other things follow. This education is also significant because it teaches him how to process information or even experience that might be encountered in his life. His reactions and actions in general will depend on how he thinks and how he processes such experiences. Without the proper guide on how to accept things and react to them, the child may possibly get lost. The thing is, this is no ordinary matter of getting lost. This is a process which may extend up to the time he grows up.

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