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  1. Normal developmental issues faced by middle aged children
  2. Intervention for depression in middle aged children
  3. Considerations when dealing with trauma in children

Conventionally, for individuals to succeed in life they ought to have achieved academically, flexibility and willingness both in college and in career and a positive behavior. Consequently, school counseling for the middle-aged aims at promoting and enhancing the success of pupils in future by providing them with the necessary support throughout their development. Basically, school counseling incorporates various players who play a part in the development of a child (Santrock, 2012).

[...] Middle-aged children or children aged between 6 to 11 years undergo various development changes. The development of middle-aged children refers to the various emotional, sexual, mental, physical and moral developments that occur to children at the age of 8-11. The field of child development, in this case, encompasses emotional, physical and intellectual growth. On one hand, the physical growth is easily observable and can be measured on a simple scale like a tape. Contrary, the mental, moral, social and emotional growths are not simply detectable and they reveal themselves in unpredictable and complicated ways. [...]


[...] Life-span development. New York, London: McGraw- Hill. Zembar, M. J., & Blume, L. B. (2009). Middle childhood development: A contextual approach. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Merrill/Pearson. [...]


[...] Stress, trauma, and children's memory development: Neurobiological, cognitive, clinical, and legal perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Lerner, R. M. (2015). Handbook of child psychology and developmental science: Social, emotional and personality . development. Place of publication not identified: John Wiley. Santrock, J. W. (2012). [...]


[...] The second phase of cognitive development involves decent ration or the ability to pay attention to going beyond looking for a single attribute of an object or situation before making a decision. For instance, when asked to choose between two different glasses of milk, children in this age can weigh the height and the width of the glasses unlike young children who tend to be locked up in one attribute, say height, when confronted with a similar situation. The last phase of cognitive development includes classification, serration, and spatial reasoning. [...]


[...] Secondly, the behavioral domain deals with social skills, assertiveness and scheduling activities. Thirdly, in the physiological domain parents are told on how to guide their children through relaxation, meditating and positive imagination to calm them. However, the purpose of the seminar is to highlight the techniques so that the parents can appreciate them and if unable to apply them they will know the importance of a therapist. In addition, Santrock (2012) suggests another treatment intervention to be family therapy. This intervention is based on the Vygotsky's theory that children copy the adults and, in this case, the closest adults often close are the parents. [...]

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