The six-year-old is a complex child, entirely different from the five-year-old. Though many of the changes are for the good Six is growing more mature, more independent, more daring and adventurous this is not necessarily an easy time for the little girl or boy. Relationships with mothers are troubled most of the time Six adores mother, but whenever things go wrong, it's her fault. It used to be, at Five, that she was the center of the child's universe; now, the child is the center of his own universe.
Parents need the expert advice of Drs. Ames and Ilg during this difficult year, to explain parent-child relations, friendships with peers, what six-year-olds excel at, how they see the world, what it feels like to be entering the first grade. Children need patience and understanding to help make this transition easier.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Louise Bates Ames (1908–1996) was a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She was co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen books, including The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses, and Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old series.
Frances L. Ilg wrote numerous books, including The Child from Five to Ten, Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen, and Child Behavior, before her death in 1981. She was also a cofounder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale.
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chapter one CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AGE
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Incredibly helpful and reassuring book. Allows you to see inside your child's head! I was ready to ship my son off to military school or seek help until I read this book! Now I realize what he is thinking and how I can help him. It helps calm us both down and get to what really matters!
Wonderful, helpful book. Lets you know exactly what your child is thinking and going through at this tough age. I was ready to ship my daughter off to military school or something until I read this book! Now I realize what she is going through and that I just need to take a deep breath and relax and help her get though this tough age! Thanks so much for this book!
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