She isn't mentally challenged, but, she is diffrent from the rest of my children. She is more withdrawn and a loner. She just wants to do enough to get by. I have tried rewards, I have tried punishment, and just talking to her, it doesn't seem to seep into her brain.Answer Question
Answer by m-avi at 12:42 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
I think at this point if she is passing and doing what she needs to then I would not worry. You can't really compare her to your other children because each child is different. My oldest does the minimum to get by. He passes in school with A's and B's and does only what we ask. My middle child is motivated and likes to excel so he gives 110% in everything he does. He is a straight A+ student and helps around the house without even asking.
They are both smart, just different. As long as she is not getting in trouble or failing I would let it go. She may feel like nothing she does is good enough so why bother trying. I know I had to sit my oldest down and explain it is not the he isn't smart he just doesn't put a 100% effort into the things he does.
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