Social emotional development 9 years old : Social Development

Social emotional development 9 years old

Nine-year-old children are in a child development period of major transition as they stand on the cusp of adolescence. In many ways, 9-year-olds are still young children; but they are becoming much more independent, and are developmentally mature enough to handle many responsibilities and situations with minimal adult intervention.


Many 9-year-old children are becoming more interested in helping make major decisions that affect the family, and are capable of taking on more responsibilities around the house. Children this age also tend to want a certain amount of organization, and may want to keep track of their activities and schedules.

At 9, many children are increasingly expanding their social circles to include more people outside of mom and dad. At the same time, 9-year-old children still need and want the security of their relationship with their parents, and are greatly influenced by their parents' example. Read about 9-year-old child behavior and daily routines.


Nine-year-old children are on the cusp of adolescence - a major phase of child development in which they can expect many physical, emotional, and other changes. Many 9-year-old children will have stronger and smoother muscle control, be able to handle much of their hygiene and personal care by themselves, and may experience the beginnings of puberty. Children this age may also be more susceptible to body image issues. Read about 9-year-old child physical development.


At 9, many children are more emotionally mature, and are better able to handle conflicts and frustrations. Nine-year-old children will be more independent, and will be emotionally more ready to socialize without their parents (such as at sleepovers at friends' houses). They have a strong desire to belong to a group and to fit in, and may be more susceptible to peer influence and peer pressure. They may be more moody and feel more stress and pressure, and will rely upon the support and love provided by parents. Read about 9-year-old child emotional development.


Nine-year-old children are incredibly curious about the world around them, and may want to research topics that interest them. They have longer attention spans and will tend to spend lots of time on activities and subjects that they are excited about. They will be able to think critically, and may want to share their opinions about things. They will read and write increasingly more complicated texts and will learn how to work with multiple digits, geometry, and data organization in math. Read about 9-year-old child cognitive development.


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by babygoldfish

It would be stupid to ignore social and emotional development of girls and the harm from having sex as a child or with an older man who coerced or "groomed" the girl for his own purposes.
just because a 9 or 10 year old girl is menstruating, doesn't mean she should be having sex, or children. any moron knows that.
i find it hard to believe that if you had a 13 y.o. daughter, and she had been pursued by a 30 year old man and was having sex with that man, you would think that was okay. a decent parent, would be pressing charges.
i'm surprised and saddened that you don't already know that an older person of either gender can easily manipulate, coerce, or intimidate a younger person into sexual behavior

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