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What should a seven-year parent know?

What should a seven-year parent know?


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At seven, our carefree child is already turning into a more serious elementary school student. He faces new goals and responsibilities, as well as challenges that a seven-year-old will be happy to face.

If you are a mother of a child at this age, check what your child should know and how to support his development in a positive way at this important stage of life.

A seven-year-old at school - let's encourage but don't force her to study

A child of seven years old usually has his own already behind him first day of primary school education. Behind him already completing the school layette, choosing a school backpack and making first acquaintances.

For a child of this age contact with peers and their acceptance is very important. It is no wonder that after returning from school, our child often compares with his friends and wants to be like them the most.

At the age of seven they also appear first competitions. We can see them, for example, at school, where more ambitious seven-year-olds will want to learn quickly and acquire new skills. Your child can ask numerous questions, willingly learn and deepen their knowledge, or on the contrary, reluctant to sit down for books and study.

So this is a very good moment to encourage your child to learn systematically and to interest her in the surrounding world. However, let's not force a child to sit down at books at all costs, but rather try to arouse his child's curiosity and interest in learning in a natural way.

Let us praise even the smallest progress as often as possible and encourage us to improve new skills. Let's also try to make science not associate it with an unpleasant duty, but with something pleasant and positive.

Seven-year-old at home - more and more independent

A child of seven already knows a lot. He is able to pack his backpack to school, prepare sandwiches and clean his room. It also willingly helps in household activities, such as cleaning, washing dishes or vacuuming. So let's take advantage of this seven-year-old natural helpfulness to teach your child greater independence.

Despite the fact that some of our activities can be done by our child quite slowly and unskillfully, let's not discourage the child from them, but praise for good will and help as often as possible. Practice makes perfect and we will never look back, and our child will not only be happy to help us with household chores, but also did it better and better.

Seven-year-old his emotions and relations with the environment

A seven-year-old child perfectly understands the world around them, is empathic and perfectly expresses his feelings. Children at this age are already here more confident and their skills and interesting of the world. They still ask a lot of questions, which they expect more and more detailed answers. Getting better they also express their emotions and are able to name them correctly.

Children that age they also have better control over their negative emotions and less and less often they get angry or hysteria. A quiet conversation with them is already possible, because the child perfectly understands the arguments of adults, and parents are still his greatest authority. Children at this age are also eager to learn about the opinions of others and are open to their points of view, which they willingly consider. Therefore, it is worth using this fact to teach a child the correct attitudes and behaviors, because the seven-year-old still likes to imitate us and our behavior.

A child under the age of seven is also increasingly open to other people. Although parents are still the most important people in his environment for him, they do other authorities also appear in his life. After starting school, he will certainly be his tutor, as well as classmates with whom he will be happy to make first friendships. A child at this age is also increasingly starting to care about what others think about him and how he is perceived in his surroundings.

Therefore, it is worth supporting the child in contacts with peers and enabling the child frequent contact with peers, not only during school hours. Thanks to frequent being among our peers, our child will have the opportunity to conduct discussions, express their opinions and learn to cooperate and function in a group. All the skills that our child will now acquire will use in the next stages of growing up.