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I Wonder If This Is REALLY A Good Idea...

When I started pre-k, I was already pretty advanced for my age. I knew my numbers, letters, colors, shapes, how to read and write my name and other names familiar to me ect. Because I was advanced, I had to deal with teachers being frustrated with me, kids thinking I was a know-it-all, and sheer boredom because the other kids were not catching on quickly and I wanted to learn something new. I was not challenged and my teachers just expected me to just be like the other kids so that they wouldn't have to do anything special with me. I struggled with this throughout most of Elementary school.

I'm adopting my cousin, and, since he will be starting pre-k next year, I have started working with him on his ABC's but I am wondering if it is really a good idea. I work in daycare and, when I finish my degree, I will be a teacher, and I know how to delight in a child's intelligence and nurture it so that it flourishes, but most teachers do not. Many parents like to give their kids a leg up before they start school but I really wonder if it is worth it for them to be bored and frustrated for the first several years of their education. They are going to learn the same things when they start school. Some schools have advanced classes but not all of them. Maybe I should just save him the frustration I went through.

So what do you think? Opinions?

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by on Jan. 24, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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Cowgirl_Coyote
by Silver Member on Jan. 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Yeah, I made a couple of typos. I have two kids climbing on me. It's a wonder I can type anything at all.

Quoting BeAmour: "and I wanted to learn something knew."

I'm thinking you may want to fix this, especially when saying how advanced you were in grade school.


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Cowgirl_Coyote
by Silver Member on Jan. 24, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Yeah, I made a couple of typos. I have kids climbing all over me. No one is perfect. I can't help but notice two sentence fragments in your post. And "haha" is not a word. Also, Real should be Really.

Quoting Anonymous: Haha, collars. Real advanced!


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 24, 2014 at 8:23 PM

My oldest was very bright.  Bored out of her skull and acting up until she went to a school for the gifted. It was ugly.

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