Give an example of how the school-age child relates to facts instead of fantasy. Discuss situations in which school-age children might be judged by their peers based on their performance. In what way would a school-age child exhibit Erikson’s stage of industry?
For what reason would a child have to wait for a reward?
Give an example of Freud’s stage of sexual latency. Discuss Piaget’s concrete operations and give an example of this stage.
Give an example of how a child might be evaluated on his or her social contributions. What emotions does the school-age child exhibit and how might the parent assess and discuss them?
Discuss normal vital signs for the school-age child. Discuss vision for this age group and how the parents might detect changes in visual acuity.
Discuss the paradigm between physical size and maturity.
How is the school-age child’s role different within the family versus the school? Give an example of a boy displaying timid behavior and a girl displaying aggressive behavior in the school environment and how the educator might react.
What education is needed for this age group regarding sex? Give an example of how a school-age child might learn more about sex in the social environment versus what is taught at school. Compare and contrast a simple versus a complex sexual question for this age group.
Give examples of terminology that might mislead the school-age child.
How would you explain prevention of STIs? Give an example of concrete information regarding STIs and HIV. How are scare tactics used versus factual comments regarding drugs and STIs?
What slang terms are used to discuss sex? Give an example of how a child might misinterpret a slang term when discussing sexuality.
Give an example of what a child has learned at home and brought to school. Discuss how the use of slang words at home could cause difficulty for the child to communicate his or her understanding or needs. What are examples of cognitive, receptive, and expressive skills?
Discuss how parents can help their child in developing a holistic attitude. In what ways can parents guide a school-age child who is near puberty?
Give an example of an unrealistic versus a realistic goal for the school-age child. What signs of depression might a school-age child exhibit? How could a parent promote accountability for the child’s completion of homework?
In what situation can a school-age child feel powerful within his or her environment? Give a similar example of a situation in which a school-age child would feel out of control in his or her environment.
Discuss potential accidents this population might encounter. Discuss how these children might feel isolated. Who is an example of a back-up adult?
What is a task a 6-year-old might begin but not complete?
Discuss how parents would provide time and support for the child to adjust to school. What are signs of fatigue and stress?
Give an example of how a 7-year-old would exhibit modesty.
Give an example of how the 7-year-old uses math. In what ways does this age group want more independence?
Give an example of a task an 8-year-old might insist on performing. What group activities would interest this age group? Discuss heroes this age group might admire.
Discuss situations in which the 8-year-old might argue. How might parents encourage their child to express anger appropriately?
Discuss appropriate responsibilities for a 9-year-old. What compulsions would this age group exhibit?
Give examples of safety devices this age group should use.
Give an example of a boy and a girl exhibiting self-direction. Discuss situations in which the 10-year-old might request more independence. How does this age group exhibit sexual curiosity?
Give examples of slang terms. What skills pertain to their sexual identity?
Give examples of hormonal influence on physical growth, for each sex, that a parent might detect.
Discuss how this age group might appear when they are not concerned about their appearance. How are their bodies changing?
Give an example of how a parent might provide freedom within a limit that is age-appropriate. Discuss a situation in which this child experiences verbal nagging and how he or she reacts to it.
Give examples of food preferences for this age group. If a child has a deficit, how might he or she act in the classroom?
Give examples of acquiring and using an allowance.
Discuss diseases that can be transmitted from a pet to the child. How might a handicapped child benefit from having a pet?
Discuss a good age for a child to participate in pet care. How can a child protect himself or herself from disease transmission from a pet?
Discuss how pet dander affects a person who is allergic.