Your Kindergartener / First Grader


What are typical behavioral characteristics and challenges?
Children are in their Kindergarten and First Grade Years from about 5 until 7 years of age. They face a range of issues including:

What are some solutions to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)?
Children this age are finding their voices as they encounter many new experiences, especially through education. They may exhibit some common behavioral problems during this time. Try some of these solutions to Frequently Asked Questions you might have.

My 6 1/2 year old will not eat about 85% of what I serve to him. In fact, the only things he will eat on a regular basis are peanut butter sandwiches on white bread - sometimes some apple slices. I've become a short-order cook for my family! What can I do to change this?
When my child is really acting up, I give her a quick spanking and her behavior stops immediately. Spanking seems to work better than any of the other disciplinary methods I've tried, so why is it bad?
My child doesn't always listen to me. It's a struggle to get her to do what I say. There's no reasoning with her, especially once she's throwing a tantrum. How can I effectively discipline her?

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