The rebellion of a six-year-old
The rebellion of a six-year-old is a particularly difficult time for parents. The child becomes bouncy, mischievous, prone to conflicts and even fights. He does not agree to the orders given, he does not want to fulfill his mother's requests or the requirements of a lady in kindergarten or school. Previously, the child was calm and polite, and now he is starting to cause educational problems. Suddenly, mom finds out that the baby hates her. A six-year-old can also lie, show anxiety, be unpredictable and sometimes even aggressive, believing that he is entitled to everything.
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1. Physical development of a six-year-old child
A six-year-old child is very lively and mobile. His physical development is at a high level. He likes to run, jump, jump over objects, climb, roll, ride a bike, etc. At this age, the toddler likes to take on new challenges, making a lot of noise at the same time. Since he does not think about any danger, he often engages in risky games. He mimics adults more and more and interacts with his peers. He is curious about the world, sometimes a little hesitant in actions, but still resourceful.
Six-year-olds still lose their milk teeth, which is something to be proud of. A late preschool child already draws a square, circle, rectangle, rhombus well. He likes to paint, but he can have problems with writing letters. He is efficient in terms of fine motor skills. He can use a knife and fork, fastens buttons on clothes, and can tie shoelaces in shoes.
2. Emotional development of a six-year-old
As a six-year-old child, it becomes more and more difficult to raise. Sometimes his reactions may resemble that of a two-year-old. A toddler may go through a period of negativity at this time, when he responds to all requests or suggestions with one word: "no". In this way, the child expresses his opinion, his autonomy and disagreement. A six-year-old is torn by contradictory and violent emotions. Even the smallest thing that a child does not like and does not satisfy his needs, and that parents sometimes do not notice at all, can provoke a great outburst of anger. He can shout out to his mother that he hates her, even though he hugged her a moment ago and said he loved her. The behavior of a six-year-old is often unpredictable.
Six-year-old children like to be the center of attention, to feel important and accepted. They should have whatever they want, and all other people's attention should be focused solely on them. A six-year-old requires a lot from his parents, often these are unattainable things. He cannot understand that someone cannot always or wants to comply with his demands. So it's best to say: "I want it and it's over."
The rebellion of the six-year-old is associated with a demanding attitude. The child does not understand why others have more than him, why he cannot have what other toddlers have. So sometimes he does everything to achieve his goal, e.g. cheats, lies. Despite difficulties in functioning in a group and strong competition with others, he usually already has a friend, usually of the same sex.
Mom or dad cease to be an authority for the child. The toddler blames them for his failures, becomes rude, does not follow instructions, may rebel and even act aggressively. Sometimes he pricks himself up as a matter of principle. Instinctively, he answers "no", argues and argues with adults. After some time, when the child's dissatisfaction with the parent's request wears off, the six-year-old does what he was asked to do. He sometimes lies and does not like to admit guilt. So don't blame the child outright, but ask questions about the situation. A good way is a clever educational trick.
By the age of six, your child's anxiety also gets worse. May be afraid of the dark at night or of various sounds, e.g. a doorbell. He is also afraid of ghosts, witches, that someone is hiding under his bed or behind the curtain in the window. His imagination is then very vivid and can play tricks. That is why the six-year-old does not like to sleep alone in the room or stay at home in the absence of his parents. Although his behavior may be confusing or upsetting, try to stay calm. Consistency in education and patience are the best educational methods. After all, as the saying goes: "A child needs the most love when he least deserves it."