At BN Counseling, we emotionally and socially helped children with:
- Expressing their experiences, thoughts and feelings.
- Having empathy for friends, siblings and cooperation.
- Separation anxiety and individuation
- Pay more attention to friendships and teamwork.
- Rejection and acceptance
Children in this age group can benefit from counseling:
- Learning that she/he is capable because they are loved
- Develop a sense of responsibility by helping with simple tasks
- Develop pride from achievable goals set by the child
- Learning patience and priority through completion of tasks before rewards
Adjusting to Emotional/Social Changes
The characteristic of middle childhood is the child’s imagination, and the basic conflict is the issue of Industry and Inferiority. Children need to cope with new social and academic demands. Success leads to a sense of competence, while failure results in feelings of inferiority. Children thrive from recognition and affection for accomplishments. Their imaginations serve as a source of creative inspiration in later life stages.
Adapted from Thomas Armstrong, The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life. New York: Sterling, 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/middle.html