What do I do?
Even though we paid an expert with a phd to assess him; even though we had a tutor who was a high school principal and Kaz was able to run rings around him---my husband does not believe that Kaz is smart enough to do harder work.
He says that people just aren't able to pluck things from the sky, that they have to be taught it over time.
My reply is that we paid for him to be taught. And he was. He learns very very fast. He is different.
So we have the perfect storm. A genetically gifted child with a naturally inborn talent who was a completely privileged child, nurtured and taught and given every advantage from birth, (ok, I DID drop him on his head once or twice like I said) and no one around him believes that he is capable of more than any other 12 year old boy.
I can't let him down, but I don't know how to convince my husband otherwise. Mr.C. is naturally brilliant at writing but doesn't believe the same can exist in math. Because he thinks math is a slowly learned concrete exercise. For him and others perhaps. Not for me and not for Kaz.
We suck at some things, like following directions, but abstract geometry is nadda problem.
His life would be easier if he was the Slumdog Millionaire, honestly!
Any suggestions? Ideas? Help?