Fourth Grade: Social and Emotional Articles
Expert advice from a school psychologist on how parents can better understand their fourth grader.
For most kids, the transition to fourth grade is like merging into a social fast lane. Gone are the comforts of early elementary social stability: here to stay (for a while!) are gossiping, teasing, and unblinking peer scrutiny.
When it comes to a well-rounded fourth grader, good manners rank up there with mastering cursive writing. And it's not about walking with books on their heads, it's about mature communication skills and thoughtful actions.