Not sure if my child is gifted, but he shows a few interesting qualities. He is bright, but we are not looking to have him tested for giftedness. He has been diagnosed with Aspergers.
I thought this the best place to post my question, because of the topic and relevance.
He is currently interested in the building and sinking of the Titanic, and has become bored with most of the books. He is now reading books with more info. This means more info about loss of lives, drowning, freezing to death in cold water, people in lifeboats hearing screams, etc.
Question is this - how much do/did you "censor" for your child at this age? I have folded the pages of books and told him "do not read the folded page". I'm concerned about him knowing these things, he's only 4 years old.
Today he asked me a question about people drowning vs. freezing in the water, which worried me. It didn't seem to bother him, but it bothers me that he knows this. DH doesn't seem to be as sensitive as I am. Does anyone agree with me that this type of info is inappropriate for a 4 year old?
Any insight or advice would be appreciated.