When Your Child is 6 to 12: Middle Childhood is the Last Good Chance to Hold Your Child Close

Book, 1993, 96 pp
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This little book discusses a most intriguing time of childhood called middle childhood - those years when a child is ages six to twelve. These are the prime years for particular preparation for adolescence and adulthood. Here is the great age of imitation when the child wants so much to be like parents and others whom the child admires, when the child will go to almost any extent to be like those who are the child's heroes. Children at this age seek to excel in areas for which they have received compliments and try to please persons whom they admire.

Middle childhood, the author argues, is especially crucial in the development of the inner life, which prepares the child for the rest of life. Here the foundations are laid for the teen years. And since the middle years pass so rapidly and with relative ease because the child loves to please, parents are inclined to miss the nurturing and preparation so essential during the years six to twelve.

TypePrint
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
PublisherGood Books

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