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5 Developmental Milestones: 8 - 9 Years Old

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Emotional Attributes

Traits: Usually affectionate, cheerful, outgoing, and helpful. Sometimes rude, selfish, bossy, or demanding. Keeps more secrets. Sensitive. Enjoys immediate rewards for behaviors.

 

Advice for Parents: Allow free expression of all emotions. Do not criticize. Encourage efforts. Provide small, meaningful rewards for successes.