Many kids at this age can tell how long time increments are and be able to tell the time. Additionally, their ability to focus will improve and they are better at doing mental math.
9 Years Old
Your child is slowly reaching their adolescent years. At this point, puberty can start anywhere from 8-14 years old.
In this period of child and adolescent development, they may want everything to go “their way”, but they will often listen to reason. Additionally, they may experience some mood swings. However, they are often able to recognize their behavior and apologize for it.
They will be able to act more socially appropriate and express their needs through communication. They can also recognize other people’s goals and cooperatively work to reach a shared goal.
Their attention span will increase, however, it may depend on their interests. They may also want to start a hobby or a collection.
10 Years Old
When your kid is 10 years old, they may think they are close to being teenagers or still see themselves as “big kids.” Whatever the case may be, being 10 years old signifies a lot of change.
They may start to show more signs of puberty at age 10. Some of those signs include hair growth in their armpits and genital area, increased sweating, oily skin, etc.
They can start to admire and even imitate older youth, especially the older kids at their school. They can start questioning authority and learn to accept their family or parent’s beliefs.
They may love to join in activities with other people, but they may also experience some peer pressure in school. Additionally, they may identify more with people of the same gender.
In this stage of child and adolescent development, they may start getting more interested in pop culture or sports teams. Additionally, they often learn how to use better judgment at this age.
11 Years Old
Your kid is now in their tween years of child and adolescent development and they may experience big changes in their bodies. These changes may make them feel a bit awkward until they get used to it.
They may get another growth spurt at this age. However, they may also want to eat and sleep more because of their growing pains.