Middle Childhood

Social and Emotional Developement

Effect of Heredity and Enviornmental Factors on Middle Childhood

Middle Childhood kids experience lots of stress, love, affection, and bullying in this stage. At home, they have issues with siblings and parents. At school, they have bully's and problems with school work.

Life Events on Social and Emotional Development

At the Middle Childhood stage, they begin to make friends and become more social. They get more experience with the outside world. They begin to experience crushes.

Role of Communication on Human Social Development

Human's need social contact in order to feel loved. Middle Childhood children need love from caregivers and siblings in order to be successful. They feel success at the most when they are loved by caregivers and peers.

Effects of Morals on Social Development

Morals give the kids self-worth and a feel of love when they do something right. They have a need to do what is right to be successful.

Role and Level of Nurturance on Social and Emotional Development

Kids at this age need to feel loved to do what is right by them and their peers. At school, what happens at home affects their work. At school, the stress they get from their work affects how they work at home.

Erikson's Theory

This is the social process of wanting to connect with other people. In middle childhood, this helps them work at home and at school.

Socio-emotional Characteristics and Growth

Middle childhood kids are experiencing social awkwardness and are looking for there place with their peers.

Family Relationships & Self-Concept

Looking to please their family and peers and choosing their roles in society.

Parenting Relationships

These kids enjoy spending time at home. Caregivers are a big part of life at this time and should continue to do so.

Sibling Relationships

At this age siblings fight over small things. At the end of middle childhood, moodiness increases in the kids.

Developmentally Appropriate Guidance Techniques

Help the kids become more independent and learn actions have consequences.

Peer Relationships

Peers become more important to the child and the kids start to recognize difference in each other.


Some kids are becoming more aggressive than others. They start to realize who can push the others around for an advantage.

Cultural Influences

Media is a big part of the child’s cultural influences. It can be very positive for education or very negative like violent video games.


These kids are learning how to interact with other people and the ‘rules’ of life.


Kids this age become stressed when they get into conflicts at home and popularity/work at school.