How Parents Can Help Their Sixth Graders

Suggested ways for parents to support the development of their sixth grade child.
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At eleven years old, sixth graders are making the transition to adolescence. Parents can help by encouraging their child as she:
  • Copes with changes.
  • Transitions to adolescence.
  • Works on her interpersonal skills.
  • Handles peer groups/pressure.
  • Develops personal interests and abilities.
  • Takes on greater responsibility for her behavior and decisions.

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