I think the Germans had it right when they called “no” NINE!
I feel like my frustration switches from child to child at times, and this one leaves me with my skin crawling.
Newsflash: Spencer is apparently the smartest human to ever walk the planet, and he’s not afraid to share it (which, in my estimation, makes him NOT the smartest human, but I digress).
Somehow to use those smarts for good is what I’m looking for. For now, he is using his smarts for sarcasm and eye rolls, which isn’t what I was hoping for.
Suffice it to say I often hear how much easier people’s lives would be if their child was smarter, but truth be told that each child has their own difficulties.
Parent teacher conferences seem to all be the same at our house, “He’s really smart, but he rushes.”
So, how do you get a kid not to rush? Telling them to slow down or to take their time? I’m thinking about putting MORE emphasis on their grades. Spencer got a 1/7 on a recent test because they were looking for the “best” answer, but he figured they were all good answers so he just circled whatever.
So, here’s the question du jour. How do you get kids to slow down and really read the questions?
Do any of the rest of you have this problem? It’s painful….