I was a gifted kid, and I am beginning to believe that ds is gifted as well. I was in our school's gifted program until 8th grade, when they no longer offered gifted. Honestly, for me, the gifted program was enough to keep me motivated. We met one day a week, and did projects and things, but it wasn't really structured like a regular classroom, and I really enjoyed it. It was also fun because it was really the only time I could spend time with people who were thinking on the same level I was, people I would have never thought to talk to outside that classroom. I felt that high school was severely lacking though, even being in advanced classes was not enough to keep me interested. I ended up skipping school and partying alot. DH is labelled gifted as well, and ended up the exact same way. You honestly wouldn't believe how many gited kids turn to drugs and such to make life more interesting, I can think of at least 4 people I partied with in HS that were labeled gifted. That to me is rather scary. I am really worried about what ds's future will bring, right now we are at the same point as alot of the other people that posted here. DS has certain toys he has to sleep with at night. He has to be able to bring at least one toy wherever we go, he has to have options about everything, and basically everything in his little world has to be just right, or he has a meltdown. He is so incredibly smart that it is scary, it is amazing to see the things he picks up on. I mean this kid potty trained himself the week of his second birthday. It is so hard for me to try not to compare him and my oldest, who is more average (can't think of a better word) I always think, why can he get it, and she doesn't? Then I have to remind myself that things come easier for Koeby. I just realized that I have written a book, so I am going to go. Sorry for any typos, I am typing one handed because the baby is sleeping in my other arm.
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4/16/04 at 2:04pm