Marisa - posted on 01/19/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
My son will be 7 in March. His closest friend is a gifted 9 year old whose mother thought he was turning 8. I homeschool him. The school district grade skipped him to 2nd (he should be 1st) and he is currently working at a 3-5 grade level. He has burned through 1 1/2 years of math books in 4 months and is begging for the 4th grade book. Anyway, he doesn't like a challenge but he needs challenge to keep him happy (he is a bear to everyone around him when he is bored). He doesn't want to do anything lately- he has 2 little sisters who are 2 and barely 5- because they are not doing school too. The 5 year old has joined us with letter practice, but she is emotionally immature for school still and doesn't really start until next fall. I am sick of the fighting with him. I can't send him to public school because they would put him in 2nd grade and he would be in the principal's office daily because he would be torturing others... not to mention that I don't agree with a lot of the policies of the school and the state testing that they do which is based on can you draw a picture rather than solve the problem. HELP!