I'm freaking out a little bit right now. This weekend I attended a birthday party with a mom who is a kindergarten teacher. I asked her how many students started the year reading, and she said that out of her class of 27, 4 are able to sound out simple words. She said that a few years ago she had one student who was reading on a 3rd grade level. My daughter is currently reading at an early 3rd grade level and she doesn't start school until Fall of 2010. I'm very worried that she is going to feel self-conscious around the other children and that she might be treated differently or possibly ostracized. My husband thinks I'm being ridiculous and that if anything she will probably feel proud and it will help her self-esteem. Has anyone had a child in a similiar situation? What was the experience like for your child?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:26 PM on Sep. 14, 2009 in General Parenting
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Are there gifted programs in your local school system? If you are in the Chicago metro area, please contact me offlist.
You can find resources and enrichment classes through the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University: http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/
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