Skip to comments.The poor neglected gifted child
Posted on 03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister
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Mouthing off to authority figures
Getting drunk each weekend
Using their charms to get what they want
Behaving in a blasphemous way to God
Becoming a reality show plaything
Becoming a groupie/plaything
Becoming a hooker
Becoming a rich man’s wife
Becoming a rich man’s mistress
Destroying lives through infidelity
Breaking up marriages
This is the core things that our society cheers women on to do.
You have to take into consideration that kids are influenced by their parents and their parents are the ones footing the bills. IF the parents of kids refuse to let the kid go to early college or discourage them (my experience), not much will happen no matter how good the opportunities.
As for the schools, the schools refuse to let students do better or be seen as better, so realistically, to be able to take college courses early and not have a school undermine that then dropping out would be good, but realistically it looks bad on the permanent record.
Exactly; the snobs need to keep everyone in their ‘’by Grace of God’ place via birth.
“Strict proof of the above is requested.”
Obviously you were not gifted..:)
There are high school students now who take college courses at the same time, which looks good on a student’s record.
But, there are valid reasons not to send a younger person to college. For example, some of the subject matter could be inappropriate. I felt safe putting my son into math courses but not the other courses. The parents should make that decision.
I remember there was a case of a girl called “Emily Beresfield” and she ended up the plaything of the athletes. The school refused to take responsibility and she burned out badly. She was bright, but her parents made the mistake of keeping her emotionally immature and sheltered her and she ended up unable to handle the entire university scene.
Thing is, university is always going to be there so there’s no rush to go.
Well, society does benefit on the whole if a gifted kid develops healthily. Thing is, we need to start encouraging the best to live up to their abilities.
Good points. Ultimately it’s my daughter’s choice, and she’s pretty young with career goals so I know she won’t homeschool. Socialization is possible through homeschooling with the groups that have formed these days, yes. I don’t know that she’d follow through with that aspect of homeschooling though. Ah I wish I could retire, I would do it!
I was always astounded that so much gifted education isn't at least supervised by gifted individuals. What I always found to be the biggest flaw was the quest for perfection and acceleration. Gifted children need to try things, getting them started out on a topic, but let them make their own discoveries. After that period, it's important to both establish the facts and to recognize the independent discoveries by that child.
A lot of gifted education I've encountered tends toward one extreme or the other. It's either all facts and perfection with no discovery or all discovery with no facts. In many cases, I suspect that the gifted child does better with some of the very good online public schools.