Gryff and Jinx Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
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parenting question regarding growth spurts
My son (8) is very obviously going through a growth spurt. Between clothes and food, I may have to sell the house. Here's the question: do growth spurts affect mentality? He's usually pretty smart but right now he's dumb as a brick! He just subtracted 120 from 133 and got 10. I had to ask him five times if he got the answer right before I shoved it in his face and asked him wht is 3 minus 0. This is just one example. He just got his report card and he went down in being able to focus and pay attention along with talking when he's supposed to be listening. I'm hoping it's just a phase. What is your experience with this?