I thought it had to do with the number of answers in ratio to the number of Best Answers. Also, I thought you had to have lots of answers and lots of points. It doesn't look like that this is the case. Can someone enlighten me on why and how people are chosen as top contributors?6 AnswersYahoo Answers10 years ago
My nephew is 7 years old and in the first grade. I have been taking care of him for a few days while his parents are out of town. Yesterday, he was a real stinker when I tried to help him prepare for his spelling test. He kept pitching a fit saying he can't and he's not smart. He is very smart. He just wouldn't try. Today I see he got 101% on his test (the teacher gives 2 bonus words.)
I was so proud of him and asked him how he did so well since he kept telling me he is not smart and wouldn't practice very much. He actually admitted that he cheats in school with a friend. After talking with him for awhile he told me that in Kindergarten he got all but one wrong on one of his assignments and all his classmates made fun of him. Ever since then he thinks he is not smart. He made a pact with his friend this year to cheat together to do better in school.
I am going to tell his parents, but I worry that his dad will fly off the handle. I am really concerned that he can't get over this time when the kids made fun of him. Now he believes he is not smart and doesn't want to try any more.
What would you do or say to help him get over this one time when he had that awful experience with his classmates? Also, how would you approach his parents about his cheating?
Thanks for answering. I just love the kid. He is really smart and has such great potential. I hate to see him give up and resort to cheating at such a young age. I can't even get it through his head that cheating is wrong.3 AnswersGrade-Schooler10 years ago