Your First Grader
Where They Are
The average six-year-old is extremely egocentric and wants to be the center of attention. She:
· Wants to be the "best" and "first."
· Has boundless energy.
· May be oppositional, silly, brash, and critical.
· Cries easily; shows a variety of tension-releasing behavior.
· Is attached to the teacher.
· Has difficulty being flexible.
· Often considers fantasy real.
Where They're Going
At six years old, your child is learning to understand himself. You can help by encouraging him as he:
· Develops a positive, realistic self-concept.
· Learns to respect himself.
· Begins to understand his own uniqueness.
· Gains awareness of his feelings.
· Learns to express feelings.
· Learns how to participate in groups.
· Begins to learn from his mistakes.
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