They take clubs, teams and groups seriously.
Whether it’s a dance class, swim team, scout troop or music group, third graders consider the groups they are part of to be important. They use their activities and their success or failures within these activities to help shape their identity.
What you should do: Be a part of your child’s activities. Offer to be a leader, or just help by providing rides or food. Go to your child’s recitals, concerts, games, races, camping trips and whatever other activities you can.