Rachael - posted on 10/26/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have taught the gifted classes in Middle School for the last 9 years.... 3 years ago I had my own son... and soon I began to notice he was different than other kids... This kid is crazy smart, and trying to keep up with him is already a handful.
Already at 3, he cries before preschool, because "School makes me boring". Ok, if your kid is bored at 3, what does this mean for the future? I mean really, what do I do.
I don't want to be "one of those moms" who blames behaviors and such on boredom, but in every preschool we looked at they are working on numbers up to 9, aren't even dealing in letters, basic shapes, and maybe colors. J did all of that before he was 2. This kid will put 3 triangles together and tell you he made a trapezoid. He knows what a rhombus is. He is phonetically reading and adding and subtracting single digit numbers.
He won't play with the other kids, I watch him interact, and they just can't do the things he likes. He doesn't like to run around and play. He likes to build complicated things with legos and train tracks... and other kids can't do it right according to him. When we come home, he wants to work in workbooks and read...
Here I am a teacher, and I can't figure out how to get my own child to want to go to school.