Grade-schoolers may seem grown up at times, but don’t let that stop you from showing your affection. Do fun things together as a family, read to them still, and get involved in their school affairs.
Additionally, don’t forget to praise them for good behavior. However, focus more on the things that they worked for (“you did well on your homework today”) rather than something they cannot change (“your eyes are so pretty”).
Support them in their interests
If they show interest in sports, activity, or organization, give them your support. Listen to them and offer your suggestions when they’re trying out something new.
Help them develop patience
They may see to always be on-the-go, but remind them that patience is essential. Help them become patient by allowing others to take their turn first or making sure that they finish one task before moving on to the next activity.
Set limits and stick to them
Don’t forget to set some rules and stick to them. Consistency is very important for kids. If you say that they can only have an hour of screen time a day, be sure to follow through with it.
Watch out for learning difficulties
Finally, once your child enters school, watch out for signs that they may be experiencing some developmental issues or learning difficulties. For instance, mixing up sounds in words (cumberber instead of cucumber) could be a sign of dyslexia, while not being able to introduce themselves in front of classmates may indicate social communication disorder.