I have a certain first grade student who is incredibly immature!! He whines about *everything* under the sun. The first day of school our schedule was disrupted and he needed to go buy snack but there wasn't time. The only way I could get him to pack up was to promise I'd tell his mom (who was picking him up that day) that he didn't have time to buy snack and maybe they could stop and get him something--he had already proclaimed they didn't have anything at home. He won't do his work or pay attention during whole group instruction--he barely pays attention in small group. DAH! How do you "speed mature" a child like that? Or do you just medicate yourself and hope to survive the year?