Belinda - posted on 10/15/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi everyone. My name is Bella (or Belinda but I prefer Bella). I have a gifted 8 year old and a most likely gifted 3 yr old. My 8 year old is difficult to live with and I am going to lose it.
I don't know anyone with gifted children and I want to cry. Damian switched into a new school this year. The school he came from was letting him ignore all the rules of the classroom because he was "so smart" and while I begged them not to do it, they continued. This new school is tough. He is in the gifted class, but here that basically means more flexible lessons. But structure wise, the school is really tough for a child who has never previously been in a school that was this structured. He is so disorganized....doing his homework but not turning it in, not bringing his homework home, not paying attention and not finishing classwork. He does the bare minimum thinking he can just skate right through as he always has and now, they expect him to do his best and he thinks he is stupid if he has to work for a grade because in the other school he got all A's all the time for mediocre work. I am at my end and I need support, suggestions for dealing with the arguing, fresh mouth and manipulation. I need parents who deal with this because I feel like I am failing Damian and this is so upsetting! If you have more questions I would gladly answer them but this post would end up being a book if i described everything here....Please help me...