kpupg Posted June 26, 2009 Share Posted June 26, 2009 Dd12 surprised me by asking to be allowed to finish high school a year earlier than the usual age. She is bright as all get-out, but not driven. She has not yet found her passion. She does her schoolwork well, but without enthusiasm. She can't express a detailed reason for why she wants to finish early, but is open to the idea of college early, gap year work-study or internship, or whatnot. Like I said -- no passion, pretty flexible outlook. This child has always lived in the shadow of her 14yo brother, who is a passionate and driven math genius. He casts a long shadow. If dd had a passion, I don't think it would be quite the issue. It occurred to me that finishing h.s. early could be something concrete to bolster dd's self-esteem in a healthy way. I don't doubt her ability to handle the coursework, but am wondering what other factors I need to consider in this situation. The upcoming school year would need to ratchet up a bit for dd to fill in the gaps I thought would be done over 2 years, but we can do that. Having the two kids only one year apart would be an advantage in some areas -- e.g. combining them for history courses, etc. But what else should I be considering? Anyone BTDT? :) Karen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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