Originally Posted by bri276
I'm sorry but to even for one iota of a second compare being challenged to look up information for your rapidly learning child to the unimaginable depths of despair many, if not most, of the things us mamas on the other end are going through is.....so blissfully ignorant. I am not trying to be ridiculously defensive but please give the special needs mamas the respect of not pretending that it's the same to have a gifted child as it is to have a delayed one.
ITA with this.
Sorry folks, I am
gifted, and required no special parenting. Not borderline gifted, admissable to MENSA gifted, okay? I was reading on a 3rd grade level when I was 3 or 4, and all that jazz. I was enrolled in the gifted programs, AP programs, started college as a sophmore because of all my AP credit...blah blah blah. Yay me.
I hate seeing that gifted thread in here every stinking time too. Having BEEN a gifted child myself, and having to PARENT a child with special needs, it really does irk me. I just roll my eyes.
Sorry, it's not nice and fluffy and all that, but it's the truth. MV, I get what you're saying about parenting an ASD kid who's gifted, but that, in my mind, is parenting an ASD child, not a gifted child. Being gifted and having ASD is an autism issue. But if all your kid "has" is being gifted, well, sorry, but I really don't feel any sympathy.
Oh, you poor thing, you have to enroll your child in special gifted programs and indulge their off the charts curiosity and buy encyclopedias instead of Richard Scary books. Oh how do you cope. /sarcasm
When I'm dealing with my nonverbal child headbutting me and making me bleed for the umpteenth time for some reason I cannot fathom, or when I have to calculate a family outing like a military battle plan because of all the "what if's" that may happen with my kid, I really don't give a hoot about the "special needs" of gifted kids. I would kill to have a child who is "just" gifted.