Your Nine Year Old: Thoughtful and Mysterious

Your Nine Year Old: Thoughtful and Mysterious


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What happened to that sunny outgoing child of eight?  As parents of nine-year-olds often discover, nine is a tricky age.  Children are more distant from Mother and Father; they're more independant and rely on friends for companionship, or they have a tendency to spend time alone.  Some nines are boisterous and wild, others thoughtful and withdrawn.  Helping parents learn how to cope with the unpredictable nine-year-old is the aim of this practical guide from the Gesell Institute.

Nine-year-olds are hovering on the brink of adolescence, and this in part contributes to their up-and-down nature.  Dr. Louis Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber paint a vivid picture of the child at this age and offer useful advice to make life easier for parents and children alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440506768
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1991
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 524,949
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Louise Bates Ames (1908–1996) was a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She was co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen books, including The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses, and Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old series.

Carol Chase Haber is a school psychologist in the Hamilton County, Ohio, school system and is a trained and qualified Gesell Examiner. She is the coauthor of several books, including He Hit Me First, Your Seven-Year-Old, Your Eight-Year-Old, and Your Nine-Year-Old.

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Your Nine Year Old: Thoughtful and Mysterious 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Woodsy66 More than 1 year ago
I have purchased these books as my eldest has nearly reached the age discussed and then read them again to remind my self of what to expect as my daughter catches up. Each one is spot on... it is almost as if the writers have interviewed my specific children! This book, and many of the others, have made me laugh out loud with their description of my child's behavior and has even brought tears to my eyes having been reassured that my child is so perfectly normal. I value these books tremendously and appreciate the writing style and easy presentation of materials.
lhtouchton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was astonished at how much this didn't sound like my nine-year-old. It also seemed dated - published 21 years ago, and I wouldn't think children have changed THAT much. Maybe mine's just odd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They r insulting nine year olds uncluding me.! Im only in the fourth grade. I hate this author i hatethat ihaveto ratwthid book so i did the lowest but in my mind i give it a negativeinginity