jenbrdsly Posted February 14, 2012 Share Posted February 14, 2012 The Accelerated Learner Board has been talking about a rather mean spirited blog post on Baby Center.Com called I Hate Hearing About Your Gifted Child. I have written my own response to this post, which I titled Gifted Children Deserve Compassion and Understanding. I use to be an elementary school teacher, and now I am a SAHM. I also am the aunt and SIL to family members who deal with Autism and Dyslexia. In my mind, I feel like I've had deep and caring concern and connection with children from all brain backgrounds. It saddens me that it is somehow okay to write: "I Hate Hearing About Your Gifted Child", when it would so obviously not be kosher to write: I Hate Hearing About Your Child with Special Needs". I wanted to start a thread about this on the General Board, because I think that maybe parents of neurotypical parents might not understand how difficult and isolating it can be to be the parent of a gifted child. That doesn't excuse bragging in any way shape or form, but mean spirited comments about any child's learning label shouldn't be tolerated either. Also, in my mind, saying your child is gifted is not actually bragging at all. It's an explanation for the long and difficult road of challenging school and social choices a child has ahead of him. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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