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The school probably would offer him more help, but he doesn't participate more than he has to, even in art or writing, his favorite subjects. He has shown a great ability in both of those subjects, but only on his own, not in a structured environment. When the teachers push, he shuts down. If they persist, he gets an attitude. His passions are reading and being on inter-active games via the computer and internet. We tend to use those things as bait, to keep him in order and getting good grades. What more can we do? What are we doing wrong? We can take constructive criticism, just don't know how to change these behaviors.