2 year olds are just getting their verbal life together. They still do not understand feelings or how to express them. Mom/Dad are like a God to them. They put all-knowing, all-caring- all support is shown in the parent. They are like a sponge absorbing everything to be the way it is supposed to be. It is the same in other people’s homes.
7 year olds are stepping out. Hopefully seeing other children in school and community. How other children act, dress, eat and play. I find playacting to be very telling at this age.
!5 year olds often feel they know it all and especially more than their parents. Depending on their exposure to other children and families they have started to develop strong opinions on their life and their family life. Where to go? Who to talk to? Is it me or those around me that are good or troubled?