Once i was seven years old
Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key by Louise Bates AmesYour Seven-Year-Old is devoted to the delightful but often anxious and withdrawn child of Seven. Although any seven-year-old will have moments of exuberance, security, and happiness, in general this is an age of introspection. As it begins, parents and teachers may welcome the quiet after the tussles and tangles of Six. But once the child of Seven starts to withdraw it’s almost as though he doesnt know where or when to stop. Seven-year-olds feel picked on by family, friends, and teachers alike; they worry that no one likes them; they expect every little task to prove too difficult to handle; tears come easily at this age.
With wit and wisdom, Dr. Ames of the highly respected Gesell Institute and Carol Chase Haber offer insights into what children this age are feeling and thinking, and how parents can best deal with these moody, serious Sevens.
Included in this book:
• New body awareness
• Concerns about fairness
• Stories from real life
• Fascination with horror, gore
• Threats of running away from home
• Life in the second grade
• Books for Sevens and the parents of Sevens
“Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine
Once, Lukas Graham was 7 years old, now he’s a global superstar
From a Danish commune to international stardom. Where did this year's most surprising, record breaking mega hit come from? Born on the sofa of his childhood home, singer Lukas Forchhammer entered the world in unconventional surroundings. His parents' resided within the 84 acres of Christiania : an alternative, tightly knit community, formed in by squatters and artists in Cophenhagen. Running water, cars and personal toilets were considered luxuries.
Once I was seven years old My momma told me: Go Make yourself some friends, or you'll be lonely Once I was seven years old. It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure. Once I was eleven years old My daddy told me: Go Get yourself a wife, or you'll be lonely Once I was eleven years old. I always had that dream, like my daddy before me So I started writing songs, I started writing stories Something about that glory just always seemed to bore me 'Cause only those I really love will ever really know me. Once I was twenty years old My story got told Before the morning sun, when life was lonely Once I was twenty years old. I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure 'Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major I got my boys with me, at least those in favor And if we don't meet before I leave, I hope I'll see you later.