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Montywhat? Sounds like somebody wasn't encouraged to learn at their own pace through activities designed to engage their intellect .
The way the question is stated it's impossible to answer, but I'll do my best.
How much of your salary could I justify? 100%
How much of my salary could I justify? 0%
Once you pay for gifted kindergarten, your kid will be able to help you form more specific questions with which to gather information.
Boo this thread.
5% or roughly $60k/yr
Ballers of tRCMB
sent my kids to a montessori school. Best investment in my kids that I have ever made.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
Agreed. That along with having some really sharp public school teachers and learning to navigate the ones that weren't has been instrumental for my family. If you look at Montessori, make sure it's the real deal. Anyone can use the name...
RIGHT. There are specific certifications, MrsGB knows all of that having been the Business Mgr at the school my kids were at. If any of you all are looking the Montessori direction, let me know I will help yall out.
How big of a tool do you have to be to start this thread?
I agree with this completely. Sure if you're smart as shit numbers will always be your friend. But I know so many damn people who can't even carry conversation.
Good luck succeeding in life without social skills.
Edit: in response to chitown badger
This post was edited by Snowy Spartan 16 months ago
And just look how ass dan turned out...
I don't think there's anything wrong with looking for a different educational environment for your child, but as others have pointed out, intelligence tests for young children have a margin of error and more significantly, they don't necessarily indicate that the child is advanced in an absolute sense, only that they have developed more quickly than their age cohort. (Of course, developing more quickly than the age cohort is probably correlated with being more intelligent than average as an adult, but it could also mean that they just were an early bloomer.)
So sure, explore your options, but don't think that if you fail to place your child in a gifted program at age 3 that you're dooming them to a life of unrealized potential.
A lot of "this" in this post.......
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
This reminds me of the Disney made for TV movie where the dad moves the twin daughters to a different district so they can play basketball for a better team even though they didn't want to. They had to live in some shitty apartment to afford the move
Big deal. I thought DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle were bright and what happens? Two of them are anorexic and another's a meth addict.
If your kid is sooooo gifted, why don't you have her figure it out?
What do you expect.....you told those little tramps they had an Uncle Jesse, and instead of providing them this, you gave 'em that?
What did you think would happen with such a bait and switch???
"Leave the gun.....take the cannoli"
"It's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."
It seems like a lot of people are assuming that kids who attend G&T schools/programs don't get socialized (normally), and I'm not sure that's the case.
I would think that learning no to be a jerk, to fit in, etc. aren't exclusive to mainstream schools/programs. I'm not even sure home-schooling has much of a negative effect on socialization. I think weirdness is elevated among the home-schooled, but that might be due to parental weirdness.
you must of not seen the end of the movie the girls kicked ass at the new school and the movie ended with them both starting on a wnba roster. That daddy got it right on the move.
Well I guess the op has his answer then
On the first day of school, just put her on the longest bus you can find.
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
This. So your kid is smart. No need to make her socially awkward as well. No matter how much of a genius she is, she's still going to be hired by, interact with, and work with mostly "average" people.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
The problem really is with the parents. My guess is that the OP's wife probably schedules play dates with other parents and then organizes what the kids will play and for how long. The classroom teacher probably has parents so far up her ass that she can't get rid of the taste.
I think a good private school will do the trick. Teaching work ethic is probably more important for lifelong success. As long as kids are continuously pushed and allowed to be intellectually curious, it will pay dividends.
1) As others have said, it's too early. She needs to go to a school with everybody else for at least a period of time. Don't dismiss socializing - it's the most important part of those early years. There's lots of research that indicates that it's not even appropriate to push "academic" learning as young as we do in the U.S. Let the kid be a kid for a while.
2) If your kid really turns out to be gifted, just work with your school. Most schools will help develop an individualized program for your student while keeping them in the regular education classroom. This includes providing them with teaching and material several grades beyond their actual grade and individualizing education just as they do for special needs students. If those attempts don't seem sufficient, then consider other options, but work with the ones in your school before you foolishly spend money based on the results of test given to a 4 year old.
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