Sudha - posted on 12/12/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
I face this a lot - is my child truly gifted or is it just me? Surely, his teacher should have noticed but nothing was said. In fact, many times, teacher has pointed out that - 'but he didn't answer in the class when the question was asked'. Many times, mine wouldn't answer especially, if he is not interested. My son is 7. He reads a lot. Has self taught keyboard playing. But, these are normal traits many parents tell me. Has a very unique questioning ability and has recently started making his own crossword puzzles and mazes. He loves to solve the cube or any kind of puzzle. Some of my friends advise me that I should do something on my own and not depend on the school to do anything - where we live there are no programmes for gifted kids. So, now, what is my role as a responsible parent? Should I just be or should I do something for my son. He has now stopped complaining of boredom in the school because, he says that if he does, then, normally we point out that other children need to get on par. He writes beautiful poetry and is remarkable in math and science too. Any advise is welcome and thanks in advance.