Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Are We Failing Our Geniuses

There is an interesting article in "Time" on "Are We Failing Our Geniuses?":,9171,1653653-1,00.html

I would never put Isaac in the same category as these children being profiled nor would I consider him a genius, but he definitely has advanced academic ability. He's not like other 4 year olds and as such I worry about him. (There is always something to worry about with children :) )He starts preschool in two weeks. He is looking forward to it and I hope he will have fun, but I'm concerned about the time they will spend teaching ABC's and 1,2,3s because he is at a first to second grade level in his math and reading. Also, he will play with other children and he has a good imagination, but like most gifted children, he prefers the company of adults. He is going to try to talk to the teachers all day and they simply won't be able to give him the conversation he will crave.

I have proposed starting a gifted program at the Catholic school that David and Isaac attend. The principal is still mulling it over. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

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