Middle Childhood

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Middle Childhood

Middle Childhood

1, Courtney Latour, grant permission to freely publish this page. October 5, 2014


6-8 yearsShows more independence from parents and family.Pays more attention to friendships and teamwork.Understands more about his or her place in the world.Friendships become more important.Learns better ways to describe experiences and talk about thoughts and feelings.9-11 yearsBecomes more independent from family.Begins to see the point of view of others more clearly.Becomes more aware of his or her body as puberty approaches.

REFERENCESGreen, S. (2012). Parenting connections: Child growth and development (Power point). Retrieved from Texas A'M AgriLife Extension Service website: http://fcsagents.tamu.edu/family_life/parenting/parenting-connections/child-growth-development-ages-stages.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014) Middle childhood (6-8 years of age) Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/middle.htmlCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (2014) Middle childhood (9-11 years of age) Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/middle2.html

Ages 6-12

6-8 yearsGrowing slowlyLearning to master physical skillsCan control large muscles better than small muscles9-11 yearsMoving all the times- can't sit still!Growth spurt - beginning of adolescenceFemales mature before males

6-8 yearsConcrete thinkers - base thinking in realityCan't multi-task wellMore interested in doing things than the end result9-11 yearsLearning to think abstractlyMore immersed in subjects that interest themWants to find own solutions

6-8 yearsPhysical, social and mental skills develop quickly.Starting school brings them in regular contact with the larger world.Critical time for children to develop confidence in all areas of life through firends, schoolwork, and sports.Has less focus on one's self and more concern for others.9-11 yearsExperiences more peer pressure.Faces more academic challenges at schoolHas an increased attention spanStarts to form stronger, more complex friendships and peer relationships. It becomes more emotionally important to have same gender friends.


6-8 yearsLearning how to be friends; may have many friendsFighting occurs - doesn't last longBoys begin to separate from girls9-11 yearsJoining clubs; same sex groupsDon't understand view points of others, but likes to make others happyLikes to please adults with successful project completion





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