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October 24th, 2013, 05:40 PM
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I would sit down with your daughter and talk to her. Not just asking her "why" she doesn't do the work, but asking her specifically "are you not doing the work because it's boring?" Ask her if she would rather do work that's harder. If she says yes, explain to her that she needs to first get on top if the easy work to show her teacher that she already knows the easy stuff - because she obviously does. It couldn't hurt to have her tested for GT, even if you choose not to move her to that program.

My youngest sister and I have always been above average in school, and from personal experience, it does feel demeaning to be stuck working on things that are just too easy. I can also tell you that above average kids usually thrive on independence, so try letting her have a say in the decision-making process.
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