They may look up to a famous person they don’t know such as a singer or sports figure.Their friendships will take on more importance in their daily lives, and they will care more about what others think about them. They may be more interested in having sleepovers with friends and are more likely to be able to stay the entire night (younger children often get excited about the idea of sleepovers but may declare that they want to go home right before bedtime).Since peer influence and pressure become larger issues around age 9 and beyond, parents may want to stay informed about their child’s friendships.The boy will appear at Preston Crown Court on October 23 to be sentenced.
Nine-year-old children may become zealous about a particular issue, such as what we can all do to help the environment.
The flip side of this growing emotional attachment to others is the danger of negative peer influence and pressure -- something parents should be vigilant about at this age.
Strong self-esteem is important at this age since it can help children resist peer pressure and avoid behaviors and choices that are not good for their health or well-being.
A NINE-year-old child has been taken to hospital after being hit by a vehicle.
Police said the incident happened in Kings Road, Blackburn, close to the Lord Raglan Hotel.