February 1, 2010 --This week I'm looking at what's normal behavior for your six-year-old. Mostly, it's a fun age of high-energy learning. In the book YARDSTICKS: Children in the Classroom 4-14, Chip Wood describes 6-year-olds as "industrious" and interested in learning. Sometimes they bite off more than they can chew, so parents and teachers need to focus more on the process, not the outcome of the "work." Also, keep in mind that the importance of your 6-year-old's friends rivals parents and teachers in their social development.