peer relations. From the prosocial behaviors of the leading boy and girls to the shy nature of the other girl, the observations I gathered presented a wide variety of the tendencies that can be found on middle age children, but were all conducive with the textbook definitions associated with the age. From my observations, I was able to determine the importance of status in middle age children and its effect on their social behaviors. I was also able to see how for boys or girls,
factors such as humor, confidence, and appropriate social behavior are key in building this social status. Overall, the observations I made seemed to accurately reflect the established patterns for how prosocial behaviors or the lack thereof determine the social tendencies and relations of middle age children.
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