School Age Children Development & Parenting Tips (6-12)

Raising school age children can be awesome.  Watching them try new activities, cheering them on at athletic events and applauding their accomplishments at recitals are usually some of the high points for most parents.  However, achieving success is often preceded with frustration and sometimes learning to accept one’s weaknesses as will as celebrating and building on strengths.  When will equipped parents can be excellent coaches for their child no matter what the endeavor.

While toddlers and preschoolers need constant supervision, school age children become gradually ready for more independence.  However, learning to make good choices and exercise self-discipline does not come easily for many.  Parents need to impart a moral code that the child gradually internalizes.  As children struggle with these important tasks parents must be able to provide praise and encouragement for achievement but parents must also be able to allow them to sometimes experience the natural consequences for their behavior or provide logical consequences to help them learn from mistakes.

Child Development and the School Age Child:

Language Development In Children

Stages of Intellectual Development

Stages of Social-Emotional Development

A Quick Guide To Understanding Your Child

Birth Order

Temperament and Your Child’s Personality

Play and Developmental Stages

Self-esteem: How to Help Children Develop a Positive Self-image

Helping Your Child with Socialization

 Tips for Raising School Age Children on our Blog:

General Parenting Advice 

Learning & School Issues 

Family Activities

Home Work and Study Habits Information and Parenting Tips

Articles on Parenting Style and Parent-Child Relationship:

Parenting 101 – Tips for Parents

How To Behave so your children will, too! A collection of entertaining stories and practical ideas gathered from real parents…

Guidelines For Parent/Child Communication

Handling Sibling Rivalry

Playing With Your Child

Articles on Social & Behavior Issues Related To School Age Children:

Dealing with the Angry Child

Handling Sibling Rivalry

Handling Swearing & Cursing: A Guide for Parents

Helping Children With Manners

How much is too much? – Over-scheduling Kids

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