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It’s my seventh blogiversary! I had no idea when I started seven years ago:
- That I’d ever have more than a handful of followers.
- That I’d develop real and meaningful friendships in the process.
- How supportive those friends would be of my projects (films, writing, music).
So most of all, I want thank you! Because you’re the reason I’m still here, and the reason this blog site is such a big part of my life!
According to education.com, the parents of a seven-year-old should know these things (comments in italics by me):
- Cognitive Development: Did you think you had a genius before? (Well, duh!) Watch out, it’s a whole new ballgame! At seven, your child will start using bigger words. (I can scrupulously substantiate that verisimilitude) His writing and talking will improve. (I talk more good all the time!) And he’ll remember more. (That may be true, I just can’t recall) Overall, he’ll be more mature. (“Hah!” ~Mitch’s wife)
- Emotions: Seven-year-olds become more sophisticated in handling their feelings. (Inner dialogue: “What do you think it is that your executive-self is trying to divulge to your inner-child, Mitchell?”) Seven-year-old boys will cry less than girls and will try to handle suffering by not showing weakness. (I almost never cry. Except when I get, like, a really bad owie)
- Relationships. At this age, kids typically add more relationships. (You guys!) Girls may form more friendships than boys, but are more fickle about them. (Not true! My girl blogger-friends are true blue! Of course, most of them are older than seven)
- Morals. They develop a sense of justice and can better understand the balance between fair and unfair. (I get a little help from God on this. OK, like, a lotta help) Boys have more physical impulsiveness at this age (What? I hit my keyboard when I read that!), and try to physically show love to others–it’s up to the parent to draw the line. (Actually, it’s pretty much up to me and my wife nowadays)
- So, if you have a seven-year-old, consider yourself lucky. (You have me—lucky you!) They’re hungry for learning and life. (Yes!) So find activities (like blogging?) that will cater to their unique nature and they’ll thrive!
It’s up to you and me, friends…
Let’s feed each other!