Son is slacking
Hi, I am new to the boards and I have a question. My son is in 5th grade and has been classified as gifted. He doesn't know to what extent (from what I see he is on the line between HG and EG) . He is in a pull out Enrichment program and Math program.
He has always been an exceptional writer. His stories are creative and very different from the other kids in his class. He has been singled out for his writing in the past. He has recently told me he is sick of being the only kid in his class who writes the way he does and has been "dumbing down" his writing. The teacher still praises him, because even his mediocre effort is pretty good.
Should I talk to her about what he told me?
Do you think it's his age or do most "gifted" kids do this to fit in at some point? He is pretty popular and his interests are not limited to scholastics.
He has also been not letting me know when he has tests or projects due, then scrambling at the last minute when I find out about it. He thinks he doesn't have to study, but I want him to develop at least some study habits because he's not always going to coast.
I have been nagging a lot.
I am kind of lost. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.