Was just wondering if anyone is around who has a child who has tested above their grade level-my son is in second grade and I just found out he's testing at the 6th grade level for math and reading (and is quickly continuing to advance).
It always seems like he's pretty mature emotionally, too. He has a good grasp of feelings and the way people work.
Of course we always saw that he could do more than what was expected of him at school just from seeing what was expected of him vs. what he could do, but it's just shocking seeing it in numbers like that. I've already gotten some good advice from others but I'm always looking for more advice so here I am, LOL.
Do you do anything different at home? How do you know when to treat them like they're their actual age and when to treat them like they're their mental age? Does that even make any sense?
We struggle with him a lot at home with discipline, respect, self control and staying focused on small tasks and I wonder if it's because we're not treating him right for what he can handle, if that makes any sense. It's hard to remember he's still little when he acts so mature so much of the time. I certainly don't want to treat him differently just because he's smart but I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing and giving him all I can to succeed.