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This may seem like an odd question - my middle school son does well in school - As & Bs- but the thing is he spends only like a half hour a night if that - he gets his work done in school or in study if he has it. If he is doing this little we feel like he should be getting all As. Do we talk to his teachers and tell them about the situration? We are mostly nervous that he is coasting and when he gets to High school he won't have the study habits he needs. Are we overthinking things?




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This may seem like an odd question - my middle school son does well in school - As & Bs- but the thing is he spends only like a half hour a night if that - he gets his work done in school or in study if he has it. If he is doing this little we feel like he should be getting all As. Do we talk to his teachers and tell them about the situration? We are mostly nervous that he is coasting and when he gets to High school he won't have the study habits he needs. Are we overthinking things?


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Kimberly writes:
Personally, I would simply ask the teacher or take a good look at his report card to see what subjects he is earning a lower grade in & help him emphasize focus on those subjects. That's what I do with my son (12). I would wonder if your son has been tested as gifted? Your situation is similar to what I experience with my son, who has been in the gifted program for several years now. He hardly has to put any effort into his school/homework. Perhaps your son isn't being challenged enough with his schoolwork to keep him interested? Also, just a thought: What's wrong with a B? That is still a good grade, isn't it? So, I might think you are over-thinking things a bit...& I mean that in the kindest way. ;) ~ Kimberly
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padmaja writes:
Try to set higher level or challenging works.like quiz,or more projects. let him read more books. This is the age to expand his knowledge. Go through his school diary or news letter and findout what activities are going on in school.You can enroll him in science club,literary club,etc. he will find more interest in studies if he is engaged in extracurricular activities. Most children can manage more than one task if they are intelligent. if he is not engaged in adolescent age, he is likely to be distracted
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