Psychological and Emotional Development        

6-8 Years old

9-11 Years Old

12-14 Years old

15-18 Years old

Are becoming less emotionally dependant on parents

 

Can choose from a small group of concrete objects

 

View right behavior as being nice to others as they will be nice to you

Can generate concrete options

 

View rive behavior as obeying rules set by those in power

 

Continue to work for parents approval

 

Find comparison with others difficult and eroding of self-concept

Can set short term goals and generate options to reach them

 

Seek approval of peers but rely on approval of parents and significant adults

 

Are concerned about development and emerging sexuality

Desire respect from peers and adults, and comfortable as individuals

 

Want a role in determining their world

 

Can set long term goals and generate options to reach them

 

Are working on their own uniqueness as individuals

Reference: Youth Works (Kansas State University). (2001). Lets Start Where They Are, Part 1 [Interactive DVD]