Social and emotional development of 5-6 year-old
Social and emotional development of 6-9 year-old
Social and emotional development of 10-12 year old
The social and emotional development of a child is influenced by the parents, peers, and teachers at school. Children in this age group start to develop self confidence and acquire self-esteem. You can help your child to become confident by accepting them as they are, and guiding your child regarding the right and wrong choices. Use a democratic method of disciplining (explain them their mistake) rather than punishments. As the peers have a significant effect on your child’s self esteem, confidence and development of socio-emotional skill help your child to be accepted by peers. Your child’s teacher also plays an important role in his or her socio-emotional development. Do not interfere in school activity, especially if the teacher scold’s your child, as when they scold them for bad/poor performance, they are helping the child to develop like when they praise the children for things done well.
Tips to help increase your school-aged child's socio-emotional development: