The new school year has started for some children and starts soon for others. How are you feeling about your gifted child starting a new year? Do you feel nervous about the teacher understanding your child? How do you manage advocating for your child and yet not coming across as one of *those* parents?
Do you talk to your child's teacher about your child & their special needs for extension/etc? I know lots of mums say that this isn't needed & it will become clear to the teacher, but unfortunately the research suggests otherwise for lots of children. I know my ds is very quiet & tends to keep most of his interests/talents to himself making it hard for the teacher to notice him much.
I thought it would be good to get this gifted section active again Hope this topic gets us talking, especially to help Mums of gifted children who are dealing with these issues for the first time.
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26-01-2012 11:04 #1
New school year ... how are you feeling?
12-02-2012 09:14 #2
wow, 109 views & no replies. So no-one has any thoughts on starting the school year?
12-02-2012 09:23 #3
Yes I was nervous, as her last 2 teachers 'got' her. But she is doing extension work in her class and shifts classrooms to higher grades for certain subjects. She has also been given special responsibilities on the student council. I have had a meeting with her teacher already that supports all the extension work and already planned it as her last teacher recommended it.
I don't use this section much. Seems there's a social stigma to having a gifted child so I say very little about it both on here and IRL. Except for our extended family we keep quiet about her achievements
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