Your Seven-Year-Old

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Your Seven-Year-Old

Life in A Minor Key

By Louise Bates Ames; Frances L. Ilg; Carol C. Haber

Dell, Paperback, 9780440506508, 176pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1987

Description
"Your Seven-Year-Old "is devoted to the delightful but often anxious and withdrawn child of Seven. Although any seven-year-old will have moments of exuberance, security, and happiness, in general this is an age of introspection. As it begins, parents and teachers may welcome the quiet after the tussles and tangles of Six. But once the child of Seven starts to withdraw it's almost as though he doesn't know where or when to stop. Seven-year-olds feel picked on by family, friends, and teachers alike; they worry that no one likes them; they expect every little task to prove too difficult to handle; tears come easily at this age.
With wit and wisdom, Dr. Ames of the highly respected Gesell Institute and Carol Chase Haber offer insights into what children this age are feeling and thinking, and how parents can best deal with these moody, serious Sevens.
Included in this book:
New body awareness
Sulking
Concerns about fairness
Stories from real life
Fascination with horror, gore
Threats of running away from home
Life in the second grade
Books for Sevens and the parents of Sevens
Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood. Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine.


About the Author
Louise Bates Ames is a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She is co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen or so books, including "The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses, "and the series "Your One-Year-Old" through "Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old." She has one child, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Carol Chase Haber is a school psychologist in the Hamilton County, Ohio, school system and is a trained and qualified Gesell Examiner. She is the co-author of several books, including "He Hit Me First, Your Seven-Year-Old, Your Eight-Year-Old, "and "Your Nine-Year-Old.""

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