Mazy - posted on 07/01/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My oldest just turned 4 & he is ready for school, but our town won't even talk to me because he isn't five & has a summer birthday. We are on the waiting list for some magnet preschools in the area, but are so far down that it's unlikely he'll get a spot this year. We've been casually homeschooling & he is into the second grade curriculum already. Yes, he reads very well on his own, does math, including some beginning multiplication, science, geography, etc on his own. I don't know what to do with him! I'm afraid that when he's old enough for school, he'll be bored or even act out. But I also don't want to push because I've read that most academically gifted children slow down around middle school. What do those with kids who learn early do....push on the school to at least look at him, have his doctor test him? I also do not plan on homeschooling indefinitely because I need to go back to work soon!