Grade School & Pre-Teen

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Children between the ages of six and nine are often considered grade-schoolers. This is usually the stage in which children tend to push limits; for instance, they may lie with little or no trouble and have a difficult time making “right” choices. They begin to make use of logic by reasoning and problem solving.


As children reach 10, 11, and 12, they seem to become different people. They no longer fall for your tricks and believe your tales. They seem to talk back more, have “smart mouths,” challenge things you say, rather than believe your words as fact as they did in the past.

Their physical appearances begin to change as well. Your daughter may begin to develop a woman’s figure, while your son notices slow changes in his body. Both sons and daughters need reassurance during this time. They may become self-conscious and uncomfortable with the changes that take place in their bodies during a two to three-year period. Some parents find this the most difficult time of adjustment for both them and their children.

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