lilmom, based on his grades and accomplishments it sounds like your son's interests and talents lie in the Humanities, and not so much the sciences. . At this stage you probably know your son better than he knows himself, so continue to quietly push, guide, suggest options to him that will get him into activities that he enjoys and is good at. Sometimes these young talented guys don't want to be considered "geeks", because at this stage in their development it's not "cool" to be smarter or to do different things than their friends do.
I had to do the same thing for my smart, but somewhat lazy S too. Because I only "pushed" the areas where he had shown lots of prior interest and talent, it turned out fine.
Last edited by menloparkmom; 05-24-2008 at 10:00 PM.