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.
Very informative and helpful!
This series of books, and in particular this book, hits the nail on the head with childhood behavior at various ages, this book being of course about 8 year olds.
I think this book would be good for somebody who by reason of work or circumstance needs to get acquainted with a child of this age group.
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 realizationPublished 2 months ago by 3language
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 morePublished 4 months ago by Annmarie Henson
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 morePublished 10 months ago by John A
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 10 months ago by A. Hernandez
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 morePublished 14 months ago by Emily Klimkiewicz
I remember liking this series of books years ago as an education student but looking at them again as a parent I see they are so generalized and stereotypical that I have a hard... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amy - homeschooling mom
Although these books are dated, they provide the best information on what to expect from a child this age. Read morePublished 16 months ago by mindy galbreath
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... Read morePublished 22 months ago by ubalu