Plays with others sharing and obey rules self assured stable and well adjusted has mood swings and can easily be hurt concerned about rights and wrongs has strong likes and dislikes,can be bossy with friends and might change friends regularly likes to be helpful with chores. Plays well with others but mum is still role model shows sensitivity to others learning to control emotions independent getting dressed + cleaned think about who and what they want to become . Friendships mainly same ***. Fairly independent and confident
By 10 they show interest in the opposite *** by 10 most children want to send their time with friends and not family express their feelings and growing independence and will push boundaries friendships are very important, self conscious , often unsure about changes in settings. Follows rules competent at sharing, confident. Control emotions, can hide true feelings from someone, growing sensitivity and realise other have feelings too. Loyalty, mood swings puberty, aware of opposite *** sensitive to criticism more defined personality
Body changes can upset their self-esteem, need to resolve changes into adulthood, some are more assured about changes in settings, wants to spend more time with friends than family, peer pressure is a significant influence. Anxious over pressures at school, exploring boundaries with main carers.
Friendships are very important, peer approval, pushes at boundaries, personality has developed, hormones are at higher levels as bodies are still changing or for males might just be beginning. Behaviour linked to low esteem they might start trying smoking or drinking.