Defiant but brilliant?

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Registered: 01-13-2004
Defiant but brilliant?
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 6:19pm

My son is 7, he is super defiant at times, but he is a brilliant child.

We tried homeschool, which he did wonderfully in except the fact that he wasn't getting any interaction because I work full time too. We decided to put him back into public school this year, he had two great days and then today not so great.

I am not sure how to handle this, He's my first, and i feel very stressed at times, I'm not seasoned, and I still don't know how to parent him to achieve his fullest potential...

I just mostly feel drained when having to come up with ideas on how to help him excell.

just mostly venting but any ideas, is this normal to be defiant, is it normal to be into guns and fighting and making noises(farting noises and growling)...just lost I guess.

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Wed, 09-24-2008 - 12:20pm

Welcome to the board Heather!