6 – 12 years

Children are growing into their own personality at this age and you can begin to reason with your child as the child has the ability to apply logic to resolve problems.  Children begin to take pride in their accomplishments. Adult encouragement positively impacts on a child’s development.

Key Point – if a child is in a negative environment worrying about their parent’s arguing or when will I next see dad or mum or am I loved because my mum or dad has not been in touch can prevent them from having the freedom to explore their own stages of development.