Milestones - By nine years
Chatting and mixing
Your 9 year old knows when to talk and when to listen. They can change what they say to fit the situation, sometimes giving less detail sometimes more. They know some situations when they need to use formal language, e.g. showing a visitor around the school.
Your child can keep conversations going with different people by asking questions and making comments. With their friends they are now using different types of chat which help them get along well and have good friendships, e.g. “I like your scarf” (compliments), “Don’t be rude to Taryn” (criticising), “I don’t like playing that game”, (clarifying), “Why don’t we play with Anna today?” (negotiating).
If you still feel your child needs more support which they are not getting here are some organisations which may be able to help:
Talking Point - 0845 225 4071
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