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Your Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing [Kindle Edition]

Louise Bates Ames , Carol Chase Haber
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The eight-year-old child is an exuberant,  outgoing bundle of energy; he meets every challenge  head-on, willing to try almost anything. Sometimes  parents are amazed at the enthusiasm and excitement  with which their child greets the  world.



However, eight is also a time when the child  begins to do a great deal of analyzing and  evaluating, finding fault in himself and  others--especially Mohter. How do parents help an eight-year-old  through this up-and-down age? What should parents  expect in their relationships with the child and  how can life in the family be made easier? What  will the child's relationship with friends and  siblings be like? In the successful tradition of the  Gesell institute series, Your  Eight-Year-Old is a well-researched, highly  accessible guide.


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The eight-year-old child is an exuberant, outgoing bundle of energy; he meets every challenge head-on, willing to try almost anything. Sometimes parents are amazed at the enthusiasm and excitement with which their child greets the world.

However, eight is also a time when the child begins to do a great deal of analyzing and evaluating, finding fault in himself and others--especially Mohter. How do parents help an eight-year-old through this up-and-down age? What should parents expect in their relationships with the child and how can life in the family be made easier? What will the child's relationship with friends and siblings be like? In the successful tradition of the Gesell institute series, Your Eight-Year-Old is a well-researched, highly accessible guide.

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The eight-year-old child is an exuberant,  outgoing bundle of energy; he meets every challenge  head-on, willing to try almost anything. Sometimes  parents are amazed at the enthusiasm and excitement  with which their child greets the  world.



However, eight is also a time when the child  begins to do a great deal of analyzing and  evaluating, finding fault in himself and  others--especially Mohter. How do parents help an eight-year-old  through this up-and-down age? What should parents  expect in their relationships with the child and  how can life in the family be made easier? What  will the child's relationship with friends and  siblings be like? In the successful tradition of the  Gesell institute series, Your  Eight-Year-Old is a well-researched, highly  accessible guide.

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  • File Size: 5060 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (January 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006Q1SR6G
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series August 26, 2003
Format:Paperback
My husband and I are in the process of raising three daughters, ranging in age from 15 to 6. Throughout I have found this series, although sometimes outdated in specifics, right on in terms of emotional and behavioral development.
I have found it comforting to see that the books define certain behaviors as stages, just as they are occurring. And I have felt less alone as I have battled some of the less desirable behavior.
These authors really know what they are talking about.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it and Relax... June 13, 2000
Format:Paperback
When my then 5 1/2 year old was behaving much differently than he had at age 5, my mother pulled out an old hardcover version of the Gesell Institute Books and - oh my! - much of the changes seemed to be quite common among 5 1/2 year olds!
These are 'old' books (I'm one of the earliest of the baby boomers, though my child is now nearly 9), but they are still useful.
This book and all in the series are little paperbacks, quick to read. Our society has changed since they were written, so a bit of the book may seem dated if you don't like 'traditional roles. However, there is much good information and wisdom in here, unencumbered by the modern day concerns about ADD and such. In expensive, a good investment to ease a parent's mind. A nice gift from grandparents to their own children, and for young parents, just nice to have on the shelf for those days when we forget that kids behaviors and interests change as they grow up.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your 8 Year Old March 11, 2000
By Reader
Format:Hardcover
Look for the updated copy by typing out 8 - Your Eight Year Old - by Louise Bates Ames, Printed 1990. I love this series and almost didn't find it in here.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Your eight year old review June 29, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I am buying this book because I already own "Your two year old" through "Your six year old" written by the same author. The books I have read by this author are succinct and written in a conversational tone. The insight that I've gained into the developmental/behavioral stages of a child in this series have been great.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated, but helpful child development reference. July 6, 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have bought these books each year as my son grows up. The social context is fairly dated, but the behaviorial and abilities information is very helpful. It has been reassuring to find his behaviors are not totally out of sync with one interpretation of typical development. I usually read the next age shortly before his birthday and refer to it thoughout the year. It is definitely an inexpensive and fairly helpful reference.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review by a Mother of an Eight Year Old October 8, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Ames and Harber explore this livley energized challenging time in a child's life and provide insights for parents to guide them through this rollar coaster ride between seven and nine years old. The authors aim to offer parents insight on everything from relationships and family life to routines and birthday parties. Each chapter is rich with observation and empirical and anecdotal data. While you may not always agree with the conclusions the authors reach, credit is easily given to the skill with which they are able to articulate their observations. Your Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing is a practical systematic guide to better understanding eight year old behavior.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guidance for Parents of 8 year olds October 28, 2012
By ubalu
Format:Paperback
Author Ames has done many years of observation of children professionally. In this book, she helps parents of 8 year olds understand the child and guides them through good and bad times, times that are fascinating and proud, as well as trying and frustrating. Any parent with an 8 year old will gain a lot through these pages. The author addresses the child's school life, social life, interests, abilities, tension outlets, the eight-year-old birthday party and other important issues. She also brings to the parents' attention the fact that it is an up-and -down age, the child tends to be analytical and evaluative. With her professional and psychological instincts, Ames brings to attention some issues parents may not notice, such as the child's new enthusiasm, curiosity, and expanding spatial world.

It is interesting that the author points out the differences between a 7 year old versus an 8 year old, which parents may not have noticed well.

There is a list of books for an eight year old, and a list of books for parents of an eight year old. These books and networking with other parents can provide an informal support system for parents.

Intuitive author!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but could have been better. June 21, 2001
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Having bought "Your 6-Year-Old" and found it terrific, we purchased this book when we were going through some problems with our then 8-year-old. "Your 6-year-old" was extremely helpful to us at the time, giving us lots of tools to deal with the changes our daughter was going through. However, "Your 8-Year-Old" didn't seem to go into as much depth as the 6-year-old one did. The descriptions of various personality traits and development phases seemed more general in this book than in the 6-year-old book. Although it was helpful, we felt that it could have gone into more detail.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It is so easy to get stuck in our own worldview and forget ...
These books are so helpful. They make me smile with recognition, and help me wrap my head around my kids' evolving inner life. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sarah Gardon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for parents of 8 year old!
Great reference book for knowing what to expect from your 8 year old. It's an easy read that can be read in a week or less.
Published 2 months ago by Noah's Mama
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very helpful.
Published 2 months ago by Andrew Arakawa
5.0 out of 5 stars Help for "Harried" parents
Very informative and helpful!
Published 5 months ago by helen Videen
3.0 out of 5 stars not as great as the previous books
I liked the 2-3-4 age books better. Seems like the explanations were more thorough. This was good but I did not leave the book with an a-ha moment or realization
Published 5 months ago by 3language
5.0 out of 5 stars Dated but still right on!
It seems that in the past 20 years our kids environments have changed a bit but their development is similar. I wish I had found these books sooner. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Annmarie Henson
5.0 out of 5 stars A must !
eye-opener … just when you thought there was something wrong with your kid, you read the book and realise things are going in the right direction :)
Published 12 months ago by Vera Dragovic
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the must-have series
These books will track a child's progress remarkable accurately. Whenever we find ourselves totally frustrated we invariable read that age book and learn a ton. Read more
Published 13 months ago by John A
5.0 out of 5 stars Great books
Love these books. Puts things into perspective and answers questions when you just aren't positive it's age related or not. Brings a sense of relief.
Published 13 months ago by A. Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
I love this series of books. While they don't offer concrete tips to help you, they offer a picture of what a "normal" child of this age looks like, offering reassurance. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Emily Klimkiewicz
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