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5 Developmental Milestones: 8 - 9 Years Old

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Social Growth

Traits: Craves love and understanding from mother. Easily makes friends, especially with same sex. Enjoys school and extracurricular activities. Not interested in family table conversations. Tells dirty jokes. Laughs and giggles often.

 

Advice for Parents: Accept and love. Take interest in child's school work and activities. Don't overly focus on child's behavior. Set reasonable limits.