Attributes of Seventh Graders

The average twelve-year-old is entering the stage in between childish and mature behavior. He:
  • Is spirited and enthusiastic.
  • Can "stay put" longer and exercise self-control.
  • Develops a growing sense of intuition and insight into self and others.
  • Becomes less moody and may become good-natured around adults.
  • Becomes increasingly self-reliant and self-centered.
  • Is curious but not ready for long-term planning.
  • Has strong desire to be like peers.

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