A Typical Sixth Grader
Where They Are
The average eleven-year-old is heading towards adolescence. He:
Where They're Going
- Shows more self-assertion and curiosity.
- Is socially expansive and aware.
- Is physically exuberant, restless, wiggly, and talks a lot.
- Has a range and intensity of emotions.
- Is moody and easily frustrated.
- Can relate to feelings.
- Is competitive, wants to excel, and may put down the "out group."
- Exhibits "off-color" humor and silliness.
- Teases and tussles.
At eleven years old, your child is making the transition to adolescence. You can help by encouraging her as she:
Source: American School Counselor Association
- Copes with changes.
- Transitions to adolescence.
- Works on her interpersonal skills.
- Handles peer groups and pressure.
- Develops personal interests and abilities.
- Takes on greater responsibility for her behavior and decisions.
Classroom Guidance Topics:
- Character Counts...Cliques, Gossip, Labels, and the Internet