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Chapter 6: The Six-Year-Old Brain
The Six-Year-Old Brain
Noah is six (Figure 6.1.). Like most six-year-olds, Noah is competitive. He wants to be first in line for library at school, he wants to be first down to breakfast, and he wants to be picked first for group games. When Noah is not first, he can become a bad sport. For this reason, Noah's parents and teacher are working with Noah as personal/social/emotional coaches.
Figure 6.1 Noah
When Noah is not picked for a kick ball team at recess, he begins to yell at the other children and picks up the ball and throws it hard at his schoolmates.
[Page 74]Mrs. Washington checks to be sure the others aren't hurt and turns to have a conversation with Noah. It goes like this: