Looking for readings on middle childhood
December 26, 2011 7:36 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for good readings on Middle Childhood, inspired by this New York Times article and my 5.5 year old son.

My son is five and a half. He's still a little kid but he won't be one much longer. I'd like to read up on the terrain he'll be covering over the next five to seven years. What can I expect, what can I look for, and what can I do to help him along?
posted by alms to Human Relations (4 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
This article is interesting, as is this series, as far as brain development goes. I work in an elementary school, and they've both helped me to understand certain behaviours, especially in boys - and to remember it's because their brains "aren't done".
posted by peagood at 7:57 PM on December 26, 2011


Have you read Nurtureshock by Po Bronson? Lots of interesting info gleaned from studies about child development, particularly school stuff.
posted by hms71 at 9:30 PM on December 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


An article:

http://extension.missouri.edu/p/GH6235
posted by Fairchild at 6:25 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thank you for these references. I'm still open for more if anyone else is still reading this!
posted by alms at 7:03 PM on January 4, 2012


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