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The Jigsaw Puzzle Child

February 15, 2012 Comments off
Source:  EMK Pres
Children have eight parts to their development: their age in years; appearance age; IQ age; academic age (grade in school); emotional age; social age; whether they are an ethnic match with the family they are living with, and how many years of customs, values, and traditions they share; and their life experience age. Most people – like my parents – were expecting that a ten-year-old would look between 9 and 11 years of age, would be in the fifth grade, would be of average or above intelligence; would be white like us, and would share our family values and traditions.
Children who have experienced the tragedy of abuse and neglect and sexual abuse have fragmented pieces.