OT - Gifted 7th graders are suddenly not doing and/or turning in homework - HELP!
All of a sudden this year my gifted 7th graders (13 year olds) have lost their damn minds! They are either lying to me and telling me they don't have homework or doing it and then NOT turning it in. I have done tons of research and this seems very common for children this age, but it is really disappointing and angering me. Has anyone else dealt with this? What did you say and/or do to help? Did the child(ren) eventually outgrow this phase. I'm extremely worried they are going to be taken out of the "gifted" program, which (if they graduate HS with it) will offer them FREE COLLEGE TUITION for life.