My 6 year old is in kindergarten and he says he hates school cuz its boring. I dont know if he is being influenced by someone at school, but i know it isnt happening at home. I am not sure what to do, and it is so discouraging for me. He gets mad when he has to do homework or read to us. We try to make it fun and really encourage and praise him . He is really smart, has great handwriting and math skills, and is doing great at reading... He says all he wants to do is play with his toys.. which I understand that to a point, and he gets plenty of time to... but he really really gets upset.....
I dont think he is ADD. He can sit for 3 hours and draw Thomas trains without leaving the table or anything. If he likes something, he can be involved in it forever... but if he deosnt like it, he will fight it. WHat can I do? Maybe he isnt being challenged enough, but what can I do about thaT?
Hsis teacher says he isnt a "self starter" bu I am not sure what to do about that either? We always give him the chance to get going on his own and figure things out... but he always gets distracted by playing with his toys..... or he just gives up right away...
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