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Middle-Childhood

Parenting School-Aged Children
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Amanda Hagman

on 30 January 2013

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Transcript of Middle-Childhood

Parenting School-Aged Children Middle-Childhood What makes Middle-Childhood unique? How must parents adapt to parent school-aged children? Obesity
Inadequate physical activity
Unhealthy diet
No breakfast
Bullying
Social comparison
Sexuality
Puberty
Sexual Predators
Computer
Technology generation
Predators, inappropriate material
Noncompliance
Lying
Stealing Middle-aged childhood issues Entrance to education system
Peers, teachers, school systems
Changing expectations
Erikson - Crisis is Industry vs Inferiority
Competence
Positive attitude towards work
Starting and finishing tasks in a satisfactory manor
Mastery of mental and social skills
Assume responsibility for personal actions Developmental Landmarks: General Increased independence
Sensitive to criticism
Increasingly critical of adults
Increasing peer oriented Developmental Landmarks: Physical Group activities
Sex differences observable in physical skills
Eye-hand coordination
High energy
Permanent teeth
Changing body Developmental Landmarks: Social Prefers same-sex activities
Competition
Improved group participation
Self-concept built on social comparison
Reading and math skills
Intuitive to concrete thought process
Intuitive thought (Centration and Conservation)
Concrete thought (Abstract thought and Conservation) Shift from physical to psychological support
Structure
Responsiveness
Coregulation - parents supervise while child develops self-regulation
Health and safety Behaviors that provide structure Show approval of child's effort
Show approval of personal learning style
Provide positive reinforcement
Be a reliable resource
Give and talk through options
Establish rules
Show (and tell) love
Teach children to take responsibility
Provide opportunities Supporting school-aged children Peer relations and social comparisons
Bullying
Cognitive development - Concrete Operation
Classification
Reversibility
Conservation
Seriation
Time
Understand child logic
Make reasonable expectations Maternal Employment Effects on adults
Role strain - large amounts effect children as well
Familial reorganization
Housework
Effects on children
Research finds no significant adverse effects
Girls influenced more positively
Emotional maturity
Achievement
Less rigid sex-role stereotypes (boys too)
Self-sufficient (boys too) Learning Disorders Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
High risk for educational failure
Constant motion
Medication
Family Therapy
Diet adjustments
Dyslexia
word comprehension and information processing
Tools Special Needs Those with emotional, developmental, mental, learning difficulties
13% of US population
Boys more effective
Families of children with disabilities
Coping strategies
Stress
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