Can We Get a High School Underachiever on Track?
Can We Get a High School Underachiever on Track? Reader Q & A from Gifted Guru
I found this site over the weekend when someone linked to it. I really appreciate Lisa's approach with this. It's written from a traditional school perspective, but there is much here for the big picture homeschool situation as well so if you have a gifted child don't skip over it because this excerpt talks about homework.
I’ve written about the homework battle before, and I don’t mean to discourage anyone, but it doesn’t usually get better as the student gets older.
Gifted kids frequently resist homework and have other executive function issues that lead to stress and mismatched expectations. Will someone please tell me again why people think we’re bragging when we mention that our kid is gifted? It’s not like it’s some kind of nirvana.
Homework resistance is a key component in academic underachievement, and it’s a struggle in hundreds of thousands of homes. Friends, you’re not alone.
Thankful wife of David for 23 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks