Cheating, dishonesty and manipulation
Why do bright kids cheat, lie, and manipulate? What can you do about it? More than 80% of bright students self-reported that they had cheated in an academic setting and had never been caught. Bright children try to manipulate parents and teachers for many reasons-boredom, a lack of appropriate challenges, a need to fit in, fear of failure, or simply avoiding responsibility. Kate Maupin addresses symptoms, underlying causes, and how to address roots of the problem, rather than simple punishment, so that children do not become repeat offenders. She also discusses ways to build honesty and confidence so that children can become self-sufficient, life-long learners who no longer feel a need to resort to cheating, dishonesty, or manipulation.
Kate Maupin has worked with gifted children around the world for over 11 years. She received her B.S. in Elementary Honors Education from the University of Maine and her M.A. in Educational Psychology with a focus on the gifted and talented at the University of Connecticut and studied at the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Currently an enrichment specialist and teacher for a school district in Connecticut, she lives with her husband, son and far too many pets.