Tabitha - posted on 11/01/2008 ( 27 moms have responded )
My 8-year-old son is very bright, with an IQ of 133. He is in the gifted program at school once a week and seems to enjoy it. My concern is his time in the regular ed. classroom--he just doesn't seem to even try. He reads above grade level, but doesn't really like to read (is that strange for a kid who's so bright?)--which results in him not really paying attention when he's reading and then his retention of what he's read goes down. He'll get 100's on several math assignments in a row, then get an F--like he just decided to space out that day. Sometimes on assessments at school, he scores very high, other times he gets average scores. He doesn't seem to actually put any real effort into the things he does. Socially and emotionally, he's 8 years old and likes all the things other 8 year old boys like, he can also be somewhat impulsive. Has anyone else experienced this with their gifted child?