Where They AreAttempts only things he knows he can do.Needs attention, affection, and praise.Is energetic and fidgety.Has a short attention span.May show opposite extremes of behavior.May become less well-behaved as the school year progresses.
The average five-year-old is enthusiastic, helpful, and conforming. He:
Where They're GoingDevelops a positive, realistic self-image.Learns to respect herself.Begins to understand her own uniqueness.Gains awareness of her feelings.Learns to express feelings.Learns how to participate in groups.Begins to learn from her mistakes.
At five years old, your child is learning to understandherself. You can help by encouraging her as she:
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