The real world
Your first grader is more than he once was. Younger kids are the best because they imagine they're the best, period. Your first grader starts to understand that while he might rule the roost at home, some kids are simply better than him at skills he once imagined he'd mastered. That letdown can be upsetting, so it's important that you focus on your child's talents and strengths. Hey, he might not be the best mathematician in the class, but accusing his friend of cheating to get ahead isn't okay.