Posts Tagged "prodigy"

Prepare to be shocked: gifted children are not disabled

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 | 27 comments

Prepare to be shocked: gifted children are not disabled

Here is what I discovered this week: there are A LOT of parents out there who, while accepting their challenges may be different, honestly believe that raising their gifted child is as difficult as raising a disabled child. A LOT of parents. Oh, and they don’t like to be told to shut up. I learned that too. Here is the opening of the post I wrote on BabyCenter called ‘Shut up about what a burden your gifted child is‘: Last week, the New York Times published ‘How do you raise a prodigy?‘ The article quickly dissolved into another “woe is me” piece about the burden of raising...

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