my son is 7 yrs old and is in a class with 11 year olds. he is top of his class but his teachers complain he daydreams all the time. is so clever but ALL of his teachers in the “New kids” assessment said “Absent minded” “Unable to focus” “Has to be told several times.” Now he could just be a dreamer like I was or it could be his emotional state (being 9 and not 11). We are trying to avoid going to a Clinical psychologist who will tell us he is FREAKING ADHD (every child is diagnosed with this if he dares to get bored in Maths!) But at the end of the day we want whats best for him. His marks are ridiculous (87% English, Sciences in the 90’s!) His teachers all say obviously the academic side is not a problem. So if it is emotional, then surely keeping him down a year will be worse for his concentration level. He has done Grade 4 (and has the certificates!) He will be so bored that he will be even less able to concentrate. Shame, he came and asked me if his teachers had written anything bad about him. I told him no they said he was sweet, gentle, friendly, very bright but not able to focus. I asked him why and he said “I just can’t help thinking of my friends and when it’s going to be time to go and play with them! And also, I look out of the window. I couldn’t do that at my old school cos they were too high up. I think about all the trees and the grass and beautiful things that God has made.”
Couldn’t you just squeeze him???
Mich I am so scared to waste his amazing little brain. You have to be here to understand how difficult this is as he is beyond his years. Yesterday he said “Mom what do you think came first – chicken or egg?” I said don’t even go there that is an age old argument. The chicken had to come from an egg but where did the egg come from and so on so on. He said “Nope, it was the chicken cos God make all animals fully grown. I read it in the bible.
what do you think