During their grade school years, children really start showing their individual personalities and interests. They also gain more independence and spend an increasing amount of time away from the family unit and start to listen to outside influences.
During these years, parents need to make an extra effort to keep their relationship close. Whether family dinner or weekly movie night, our site has ideas that work for any family dynamic as well as techniques for having meaningful conversations with grade school children and getting past those one-word answers to every question.
Attending school sometimes reveals underlying childhood difficulties with learning certain subjects, maintaining concentration or making friends. This blog explains these problems in more detail and offers tips for solving them along with recommendations on when to contact a professional. These years are crucial for helping your child learn how to fit into society while still maintaining their individuality.