Attributes of Sixth Graders

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.
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