The following is an excerpt from a CNN.com story on the topic:
For those of you with older children, do you have a similar experience to those of the families in the study? My children are 7 and 5 and have some difficulties with emotions and feelings but that is because of some developmental issues on their part. Despite this, I do notice that they can pick up on emotions better than some of their peers with similar developmental concerns. We do a lot of discussion about feelings and emotions, and always have.