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Some interesting characteristics you should expect of an 8-year-old:


  • finger control is quite refined
  • stamina increases; can run and swim further
  • can converse at an almost adult level
  • seeks to understand the reasons for things
  • thinking is organized and logical
  • has strong need for love and understanding, especially from mother
  • can be helpful, cheerful, and pleasant as well as rude, bossy, and selfish
  • impatient; finds waiting for special events torturous
  • favors group play, clubs, and team sports; wants to feel part of a group
  • can be obsessed with, and motivated by money

Why do we mention this?  GRM became 8 years old on March 1st.  And, yes, many of those characteristics likely apply to us.

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