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Social and Emotional Milestones Ages 5 to 8

The social and emotional skills your child develops between the ages of five and eight are crucial to helping him or her succeed in future social interactions. So what kinds of skills should your child be developing and how you can support this process? Find out all you need to know about social and emotional development between the ages of five and eight and how you can nurture your child's emotional intelligence.

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    Learning Perspective-Taking

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    Managing Emotions (Emotional Regulation)

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    Why Good Friendships Matter

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    The Nature of Children's Play

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    Child Development Guide: 7-8 Years

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    The Art of Apology

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