How They Grow in Fifth Grade - FamilyEducation

How They Grow in Fifth Grade

Is your child obsessed with Bart Simpson? Don't have a cow. Find out what the experts define as typical behavior for a ten-year-old.

Where They Are
The average ten-year-old has a positive approach to life. She:

  • Tends to be obedient, good natured, and fun.
  • Possesses a surprising scope of interests.
  • Finds TV very important and identifies with TV characters.
  • Is capable of increasing independence.
  • Is becoming more truthful and dependable.
  • Tends to be improving her self-concept and acceptance of others.
  • Forms good personal relationships with teachers and counselors.

    Where They're Going
    At ten years old, your child is developing communication skills and becoming more mature. You can help by encouraging him as he:

  • Improves his listening and responding skills.
  • Increases his problem-solving abilities.
  • Begins to undergo maturational changes.
  • Gains awareness of peer and adult expectations.

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