Your Seven Year Old

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Random House Publishing Group, 1987 - Child development - 165 pages
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YOUR SEVEN-YEAR-OLD is devoted to the delightful but often anxious and withdrawn child of Seven. Although any seven-year-old will have moments of exuberance, security, and happiness. In general this is an age of introspection. As it begins, parents and teachers may welcome the quiet after the tussles and tangles of Six. But once the child of Seven starts to withdraw, it's almost as though he doesn't know where or when to stop. Seven-year-olds feel picked on by family, friends, and teachers alike; they worry that no one likes them; they expect every little task to prove too difficult to handle; tears come easily at this age. With wit and wisdom, Dr. Ames of the highly respected Gesell Institute and Carol Chase Haber offer insights into what children this age are feeling and thinking, and how parents can best deal with these moody, serious Sevens.

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Review: Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I always manage to read the books in this series right when I am convinced I have forever screwed up my children and failed as a parent. My takeaways from this one- 7 year olds are overwhelmingly ... Read full review

Review: Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key

User Review  - Monique - Goodreads

If you want to know why your almost-seven year old is driving you nuts, pick this one up. I'm not sure how much help it's really going to give you (this seemed a bit less helpful than other volumes in ... Read full review


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Ames is a child psychologist. She is a co-founder and Associate Director of the Gesell Institute of Human Development in New Haven, CT.

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