posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 07:35 PM
Im going through this with my 6 year old daughter now! Very bright but wont apply herself and her teacher last year recommended i take her to see a
paediatrician because apparently she cant concentrate and gets distracted very easily and ofcourse the new year has started and same issues so ill be
taking her too see one, she does her homework with me just fine though i know she is very smart!!! i think its the school environment maybe? all i
know is i wont be putting her on medication which i have heard is all the paed's seem to do with a child that doesn't concentrate at school. I
really think it comes down to the school environment itself that determines how well a smart kid will do, fair enough if the child has underlying
issues that prevent them from exploring their full potential but its true there is so many smart kids that don't. I know teachers do their best with
ever increasing class sizes.
I was a smart kid too but got in a car accident at age 9 which changed my life and robbed me of my love for school and learning i left school at 14,
not all that much smarter than when i was 9, pretty sad really.
I hope all that makes sense sorry i was up all night with a sick child & a crying baby!