She's 6 years old now. She started reading when she was only 2 1/2 and I was so happy she was that smart. She reads all the time now and her reading skills are amazing. She is also able to do math on a 4th grade level so even though she's 6 she's in 3rd grade in September instead of 1st. All that sounds great, but she's not acting like a normal 6yo. She doesn't like playing with her toys, it's really difficult for her to make friends and interact with children her age and she talks like a grown-up. I mean, I love that she's smart, but she's missing out on her childhood and I am really concerned about that. What do you think I should do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Aug. 14, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:59 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by kathria at 6:02 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:04 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 6:05 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by Cindy18 at 6:05 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
What you are describing can be normal in kids that learn things when they are too young. She isn't going to fit in at school. I encourage you to homeschool. Don't let people tell you she won't get socialized. The socialization kids get in school isn't normal and usually isn't beneficial. Kids are supposed to be around and learn from people of all ages. Homeschooling works very well for kids that have large differences in abilities in different subject areas.
I homeschooled my 3 children. I'm not sure what you mean by missing out on childhood. Her childhood may not be like yours or what you had in mind for her. By homeschooling you can do your best to make it the best. Homeschooled kids do tend to talk like adults and act more mature.
Answer by Gailll at 6:07 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 6:07 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by cassie_m at 6:21 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by crystalhuskey at 6:26 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by crystalhuskey at 6:27 PM on Aug. 14, 2010