What does it feel like to be 9 years old? This book helps parents to understand their nine year old boy or girl. Children of this age can be rewarding or infuriating to their parents and others. Their interests and skills are developing and their understanding of the world, themselves and other people is increasing. They are becoming more independent but still need a loving family. Friends are very important. Understanding Your 9 Year Old describes some of the pleasures, disappointments and contradictions that are found at this age. Written to appeal to parents, grandparents and family friends, this book outlines the exuberant progress and problems experienced between the ninth and tenth birthdays.
Dora Lush, like all the authors in this series, is a professional in the field of child development at the internationally famous Tavistock Clinic in London, recognised as one of the world's leading centres of child mental health.