A Typical Sixth Grader
Where They Are
The average eleven-year-old is heading towards adolescence. He:
Shows more self-assertion and curiosity.
Is socially expansive and aware.
Is physically exuberant, restless, wiggly, and talks a lot.
Has a range and intensity of emotions.
Is moody and easily frustrated.
Can relate feelings.
Is competitive, wants to excel, and may put down the "out group."
Exhibits "off-color" humor and silliness.
Teases and tussles.
Where They're Going
At eleven years old, your child is making the transition to adolescence. You can help by encouraging her as she:
Copes with changes.
Transitions to adolescence.
Works on her interpersonal skills.
Handles peer groups and pressure.
Develops personal interests and abilities.
Takes on greater responsibility for her behavior and decisions.
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