Hy!I have to comment on this!I’ve always thought about household chores that it was a boring task untill I got a book:”Living close to God” that was written by brother Lorens…..it taught me to see and feel in different ways and use those tasks/chores as a meditation as it were……
I promise you…..a whole new life came to me!Because when you are “changing” one way…..it will be an enormous domino-effect!
For 6 years ago my life changed even more:I had to use a wheelchair instead of my rollator I had for 12 big change….suddenly all kind of people decided over my head how my life would be…..what I could do or couldn’t……without anny discussion!
I knwe one thing for sure:I still good do my own dishes!I had to fight to get the handicap-changes in my flat …but I won!And now I can enjoy sitting there…….meditating over my dishes…and still washed by me!It is a tiny little thing perhaps…..but when everybody else think you have lost all your marbles just because your legs don’t work,is every little thing you still CAN do by your self the jackpot in the lottery!
It’s priceless to gain a little respect and my own selfrespect was at the same time growing as well!
One day I can’t do my dishes anymore…and other things I still can…..but when that day comes we’ll see how to work it out without loosing any selfrespect!
Thank you I got the chance to tell my story!
An IQ of 135 does not mean that a child will be too bored to behave appropriately, so the first thing is to separate out behavior and ability. Although inappropriate placement in school causing frustration, it doesn’t excuse temper tantrums, etc. You’ll need to address the behavior issues in tandem with educational placement. If you excuse inappropriate behavior as justified by intelligence, you will harm your son. Resist this. Read the article I wrote on what to do when school isn’t meeting the needs of your child and follow those steps to get appropriate placement. You can meet his behavioral needs along with his cognitive needs. They’re not mutually exclusive. One thing to consider is that part of any structured environment, and actually life in general, is that sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do or that don’t interest us. If your son needs help navigating that, take the help! At the same time, he needs educational challenge, and he should get that, too. Some of what might be a good fit for him educationally may not be available until he can manage his emotions successfully. For instance, acceleration is a great option, but not if you can’t function. Cognitive intelligence alone is not enough for success in school, so work with the school to meet all of his needs. If you simply can’t, then homeschooling may be a good fit for you. Best, Lisa