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First Grade Social Development

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They start being affected by peer pressure.

First grade is often the year that peer pressure pops up. Children mimic their friends, they care what people think of them, and they value their friends on the same level as parents and teachers.

What you should do: If your child has a friend who has a bad influence on him, don't wait too long to take action. Feel free to arrange playdates with other children.