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How is that possible? It's only been 26 months since the switch. Unless 24/7 considers 2 months into the 3rd year qualifying as "3 years."
I am rather sure you are mistaking yourself for someone else.
Most parents claiming ""genius" or "top athlete" of class, in the younger days especially, their kid is almost gaurenteed close to the date of birth cut off thereby ensuring there kid is one of the oldest and most developed in the class. Makes a real difference up until adolescence and arguablely beyond too I.e confidence gained from young days, opportunity in classroom / athletic field
Yeah it's really bad nowadays. Every dumbass with a 1650 SAT score but a "4.0" GPA thinks that he or she is the shit they're just bad 'test-takers'. And they're all going to med school too. Uh huh. It's because they were all told in elementary school that because they could read at a '6th grade level' in third grade that they were geniuses and then the system of grade inflation in school blew up their egos and self-worth to ridiculous levels.
It's hilarious, I'll hear people talk about how GPA (high school GPA, mind you) measures intelligence. I'm just like...lol.
ONLY? It feels like its been 10 years and counting waiting on multi-quote and embedded pictures.
The indoctrinated will no longer be able to deny it, only defend it.
. He's gifted.
I was at a dinner party last night and a couple was raving about how talented and gifted their oldest son is at music. They even had to break out the iPhone to show us a movie of his acoustic solo performance of "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum.
I'll admit that the kid was spot on with tempo and hitting each note. There wasn't one criticism--except for song choice. However, the kid is almost 14 and has been taking weekly piano and/or guitar lessons since he was six. Not every kid is going to be that good after seven years of weekly lessons, but it made me realize how little credit is given to a combination of interest and hard work. No, it can only be that the kid was given some magical powers at birth.
This chart was made by someone that is gifted
so mattyfresh and so clean
+1 for a solid 3 year old bump
I think people are too aggressive with pushing their kids into gifted and advanced classes. It makes sense when kids need the challenge, but it's sad to see kids that have to study for hours just to keep their heads above water. I was a Calc 2 TA at MSU for quite a few semesters, with a few of those classes being honors. The professors forced a curve which resulted in "average" students getting failing grades. These same kids would have gotten A's and B's in the regular Calc 2.
Sneaking in a comment about how gifted his kid is in a thread intended to bash people who talk about how gifted their kid is. Touche
Nice save attempt with the last paragraph, but I'm on to you.
Obviously you don't know the difference between average (the mean) and the median, where by definition 50% are above and 50% are below.
My seats at SS. My driveway in winter.
I took Algebra I in 5th grade.
Screw you all, I was gifted back when it meant something to be gifted.
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How am I the first person to upvizzote this?
This is my favorite post on this board to date.
As a parent, I'm probably guilty as charged. As a parent seeking self-justification, I should add that I probably mention it as a prelude to a statement about one of her shortcomings or by way of expressing my frustration with her lack of academic seriousness. It's kind of like, what if you're kid was clearly a good athlete but refused to pay sports. You'd go along with it, but you'd be frustrated.
As a teacher, I can say that some of the "gifted" kids are just that: heads and shoulders above the other students, but a few are head-scratchers. You also have to be aware that some parents game the system. I don't know the exact process, but I believe it's something like this: if the school doesn't identify your child as gifted, you can challenge it and get a second opinion from a psychiatrist of your choice. Needless to say, some of this paid testimony is very favorable toward the child.
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