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Old 09-16-2008, 03:55 PM   #11
Heather Micaela
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Default Re: A radical idea - viewing kids as babies till 5

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I've found this to be very helpful for me as well - although, personally, I noticed a HUGE difference in maturity at 7. It was as if a switch flipped with my older two on their 7th birthday.
I have seen this with my own 7yo too -even though he is still less mature than his peers. But he had a "switch" 5 as well.

So Crystal. You would say a 5 yo is still an "infant" as well? I think I have seen instant maturity jumps at a few birthdays. I just know that for DD is was *very* important for me to embrace her immaturity and I had an silent mantra "She is still a baby" almost all year. Now at 5 she is already blossoming

And just to show I didn't imagine the age 8 thing:

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The National Association for the Education of Young Children works to raise the quality of childcare for children to age 8
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