Laura - posted on 07/26/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
A little intro - I have a wonderful 8 y.o. DD who taught herself to read at 2 1/2, began writing poetry and songs at 3, reading chapter books by 4 1/2, and wrote her first book at 6 (hopefully published this year if mom can find a good illustrator). She's now reading at college level and starting pre-algebra. She's never been to public school as all of my children are homeschooled. She wanted to try regular school until she looked at the kindergarten classrooms and asked, "Why would I want to go to school where I already know everything they are doing?"
That being said, at age 6 she was diagnosed with precocious puberty. She now has the mind of a teenager and the hormones of one with the emotional level and social skills of an 8 y.o. To say the least her coping with being gifted and having hormones is hard for her and us.
Does anyone else have a child that is in or went through precocious puberty and be gifted? I would love to have some insight into ways to support her and discipline that actually works. Thanks.