Respond to the following questions:
1. What student groups are experiencing the achievement gap? Discuss factors that may contribute to the achievement group.
2. Identify at least two common types of child behavior problems during middle childhood and how should parents address these issues?
Read chapter 8 in Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective to learn about parenting in the middle-childhood years (ages 5– or 6–12). Common behaviors in children this age are discussed, as are siblings, peers, and marital conflict and their influence on this age group.