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Child development: 6-9 years

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Six to nine are the 'miiddle years'. There are some 'general' characteristics that each age may display eg six can be a bit bossy, seven tends to worry, eight is outgoing, nine is independent. You will probably see an emphasis on these qualities in your child's unique personality at these ages.

The Raising Children Network website has a lot of information about school aged children, including information about development, behaviour, fitness, health and daily care. As well as articles there are several videos. The Raising Children Network site has been funded by the Australian Government.
http://raisingchildren.net.au

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