yup one more person saying just let it go.
a friend helped me clear this up. i notice with most kids 5 is a year of huge change. HUGE. subtle growing up mental and 'adult' type changes. sudden maturity. they are getting used to the great world that has just opened up to them. their steps out of babyhood. little hood.
6 is about power. about seeing how you fit into that world. understand the differences.
is he wrong in what he is saying? he is speaking the truth. we - as defined by our culture - call it bragging. he is not allowed to talk about his accomplishments, yet we have to 'brag' about ourselves anytime we go to find a job or any leadership position.
is he bragging? truly!!!
i was at the same place as you when my dd did it. and my friend asked me one question. was my dd wrong? did she indeed do those things? is that truly bragging? or is it recognising their place in society.
it is a stage. they will note the difference. and soon that interest will pass and it no longer will stand out. my dd used to answer questions saying 'because i am a smart girl'. well she IS!!!
today she doesnt care about her smartness. her teacher is v. fond of her and loves pointing out things about her - along with other kids - but with whatever little info i have i can tell he has a partiality towards my dd. she 'shrugs' it off. it no longer is important in her radar. there are things she can do 'because i am smart'. period. nothing else.
i discovered with my dd - who was esp. telling her friend who was particularly bad at that thing, that all it was about was did you know i can do that. not hey look at me, i am so great.