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Your Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing Paperback – March 1, 1990
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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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Our kids lives have been deeply enriched by having us understand what they are up to. Its uncanny how right on this series is.
Our boy just turned 8 and over the last few months has really started to change, not always for the best (it felt). Thats why we stopped procrastinating and bought the 8-year-old edition. Now we get it. We understand the pitfalls we are up against at this unique age and have been able to shift our parenting roles so that we can best deal with him and get him the outcomes he needs.
We've been using the books for both our children since birth essentially and can not recommend them enough.
Really, if you are a parent, get these books. They are life changing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Advice is sorely out-dated. I didn't think to check the year of original publication.Published 5 months ago by Lisa Smith
Seriously out of date. The generalities are okay but does not address the most important issues today, such as how children respond to loss of a parent, siblings, shared custody... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Arlene
Good book. Some of the things in the book may not be relevant to current times, but it was a useful read for my husband and IPublished 16 months ago by Vidya Angeri
These books are so helpful. They make me smile with recognition, and help me wrap my head around my kids' evolving inner life. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Sarah Gardon
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 23 months ago by Noah's Mama