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5 Developmental Milestones: 5 - 6 Years Old

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Emotional Characteristics

Traits: Wants to please adults. Embarrasses easily. May fear the dark, dogs, or bodily harm. Can bite nails, blink eyes, suck thumb, or twitch nose if nervous, upset, or tired.

 

Advice for Parents: Be sensitive to embarrassment and fears. Show love. Deal with the cause of tension rather than the nervous habit.