Research has clearly shown that peer groups have a great influence on one's outlook and success in life. As an adult, we are taught to network and surround ourselves with people who encourage us to put our best foot forward and help us succeed.
But did you know that this social phenomenon is even more pronounced among elementary school children?
A multitude of studies have found that a child's peer group influences key behavioral success markers, and those markers can provide the foundation for making (or breaking) his or her transitions through life.
Here are some insights from these studies which highlight how positive peer influence is fostered within a private school environment.