Jun 9th 2010 8:23AM Simon, we are going to miss you and I always knew you had a big heart, you just don't like to show it....God Bless you and the family of this beautiful little angel!
May 3rd 2010 9:47AM When my son was starting kinder, we were driving around one day and my daughter said that my son was reading all the signs we saw along the way, not only was he reading them, but he was reading them in English and Spanish. (Spanish is what we speak at home).
He was being taken care off by my mom, who does not speak English so we knew she was not teaching him and were shocked.
When the time came for him to start school, I told the teacher that I thought he was gifted and wanted him tested. ( I knew of the different programs for gifted students and how they need to be challenged or they would get bored in class). The teacher thought I was another bragging parent and told me she would check into it. a week later she called me and told me that my son was reading her teacher's manual to the rest of the class. He was indeed tested and was gifted, he went through first grade in two weeks and moved to second where he was doing math and reading at a fourth grade level.
At that point, we had a meeting with the teacher, the principal, assistant principal and a school psychologist and it was determined that he would attend gifted classes at another school twice a week until his school had a full time gifted program.
He finished elementary and moved on to middle school where he attended a full time gifted program, and he was already inclined at technology.
My son had a normal childhood, even thou he was very smart, he was very social and loved to interact with everyone, his group of friends were just like him. I remember one day in High School, I asked him what he had for lunch and he told me that a group of his friends and him had just eaten pizza under a tree and discussed current events in the world....
He graduated HS with honors, at age 16 and was accepted at MIT, where he got a degree in Aerospace Engineering and a degree in Physics, and then went on to get his Masters in Aerospace. He received a job offer from NASA before graduating and has been happy working for them, doing what he loved from a very early age. He graduated from MIT in 2008, he just turned 25 and is a well rounded young man.
My advise to parents of gifted children: Get involved in his/her education, encourage them to take on Advance Placement classes, you will know how far he /she can go. Don't be afraid because you feel your child is different, you will have family and friends making comments about him/her going away to school, far from home, at such an early age..my son did it, it was not easy for him or us, but he knew he had our support, he knew the sacrifices we had to make for him to attend MIT (this school will not give your child Academic Scholarships, they will give financial aid if they qualified).
And also make sure they take breaks and have a social life as well.
Mar 13th 2010 7:00AM I am praying for you and you will enjoy your success!!! You will make to the top because you are amazing, natural and unpretentious.
God Bless you Crystal.....
Sep 21st 2009 4:38PM So what's the big deal? We have all done it!
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IS COLOGNE NOT COLON