Middle Childhood (7-11 yrs)-Cognitive / Socio-emotional: Between the ages of 5 and 8, children will tell more lies to test what they can get away with, especially lies related to school and friends. Maintaining the lies may still be difficult. Ages 9 to 12 most children this age are well on their way to establishing a hardworking, trustworthy, and conscientious identity. But they are getting better at maintaining lies, but they may feel guilty after lying.
Have your children born the lash of a harsh word? Have they struggled with the mean behavior so often associated with childhood and groups of friends? Here's how to help them recover and create an atmosphere of healing in your home!