Trilliums Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 Any advice on helping DS NOT be so hard on himself? He gets so disappointed in himself if he gets anything wrong. In the past he would get upset when he did not immediately understand new materal, although this has improved lately. He is not resistant to working hard to learn new stuff. He does not shut down when things get tough, but he gets noticeably upset (at himself!). He is in grade 9 and taking some classes at the public high school after homeschooling grade 1-8 in a very relaxed manner. His favorite class is Visual Basic programming. Not only is he eager to learn programming, but he appreciates how the grading criteria and lesson goals are clearly presented. No grey areas. When he gets any kind of open ended assignment he worries excessively about how to do it and then second guesses most of his decisions. I think he already has very good study skills, but I was thinking of getting some books/materials on study skills as a way to reassure him that he is doing everything *right*. Then again, I worry he will just go over the top and do every single things suggested in any kind of study guide. He already wonders how some kids in his class can just sit ther during class and not take notes and/or participate in class discussions. We talk through a lot of things and I try to be supportive and understanding. He is generally in pretty good spirits and jokes around about a lot of the experiences, but it really pulls at my heart strings to see him be so hard on himself. Any thoughts appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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