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Anonymous
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Disclaimer 2: No one's answering my post!

My son is pretty smart for his age but he's sooo laaazy and I think it's partially because he's smart. If it isn't easy he doesn't want to do it. Since book smarts come easily to him he thinks he shouldn't have to try at anything. He doesn't want to play soccer because it's too hard. Ok. He wanted to try Martial Arts. He had his first class today and actually did pretty good considering it's his first time. He gets done and says he doesn't want to do it because it's too hard. He doesn't want to learn to read because it's too hard. I told him anything worth doing is likely going to be hard at first. He likes his easy books but doesn't want to even try the harder ones. 

How do I motivate him? I don't let him quit anything mid-season but I don't make him do it again next season or whenever it's time to re-up if he doesn't enjoy it. How do I get him past the ''it's too hard so I'm not going to try'' stage? Last soccer season he spaced off and picked me flowers the entire time. lol

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:33 PM

BUMP!

Bigmetalchicken
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Just keep reminding him that smarts are really quite worthless if you do not have the drive and determination to put it to use.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:35 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM
I got nothing.

My 6 year old dd is smart as a whip but lazy as hell, too.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM



Quoting Anonymous:

I got nothing.

My 6 year old dd is smart as a whip but lazy as hell, too.


*sigh* Well at least that makes me feel better. lol 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Dang. I'm not even getting very many replies with a mean title. 

LalasMommy1125
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Sometimes you will find that kids who are very smart also have a fear of failure. So instead of trying and failing they deflect. You may want to look into this with your son. Is there a reason that he would be afraid to fail? Sometimes kids wrap up their self worth in their ability to be what they think is successful.

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