Second Grade: Social and Emotional Articles
Expert advice from a school psychologist on how parents can better understand their second grader.
Most second graders aren't begging their parents to let them do more math work at home. However, it's very important that your child continues to learn outside of school walls.
If your second grader is an angel at home and a dream in the classroom, it's easy to assume that there's smooth sailing ahead. But second grade marks the time when children begin to establish a sense of identity, and it's this process that will lead to the tumultuous years ahead.
It's hard for a second grader to realize that certain sorts of phrases only escalate conflicts between friends and siblings. Here's some tips to guide them towards better communication.
Your second grader may have a hard time finding the right words to explain how he feels. And sometimes not knowing how to ask for what he wants can lead to acting in a less than ideal way. Here's what might be behind all that misbehaving...
When it comes to learning about manners in grade school, parents are the number one resource. Your second grader can't pluck politeness from the ether. You need to set the stage.
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