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How to make a six year old feel more grown up?



my son turned 6 today! how do you make them feel more older?

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Asked by mampanda0422 at 3:57 PM on Nov. 29, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Give him chores to do around the house. Give him an allowance and take him to open up his own savings account.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 4:01 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • he has chores, and he gets allowance.. ohh the savings account i like that idea..

    Comment by mampanda0422 (original poster) at 4:02 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • Why do you want him to feel more grown up? Let him blow out candles, give him a present or two, and let him be a kid the same as he was yesterday.

    Answer by Ballad at 4:04 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • Just remindes me of a sign I saw "don't grow up, its a trap" Take out photos of his fifth birthday and point out the things he can do now that he could not do then and all the good things he has done to help out or learned at school.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 4:06 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • well he was walking around saying "i'm alot older now mom" so if he feels like he's older.. then i want to make sure i dont continue to treat him like my baby! Lol

    Comment by mampanda0422 (original poster) at 4:08 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • Buy him one responsibilty present that signifies this rite of passage. I remember with my boys they got certain things like mountain bikes, bb guns, swiss army pocket knives, at a certain age in recognition of their not being a "little boy" any more.

    Answer by Nimue930 at 4:53 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • Make him do his own laundry and pay the electric bill. Lol kidding. I like the savings account idea.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 5:19 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • I guess they'll feel older on their own. Let him be 6 as long as he can. He'll be grown soon enough.

    Answer by Ruthmom802 at 2:34 PM on Dec. 3, 2012

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