Originally Posted by AngelBee
Also.....I believe that all children are gifted.
It is our job as parents and society to help them identify those areas and to encourage them.
Being gifted at academics is no better then being gifted musically.....or being gifted in woodworking.......or in dance......
Though for some reason society seems to equate academic achievement with happiness and success.
Sorry, but I have to disagree with your statement, and rather strongly.
I believe all children are unique
if that is what you mean by "gifted."
I believe that all children have value
and deserve to be treated with respect, if that is what you mean by "gifted."
I believe that many children have talents
and those talents, when present, should be encouraged, if that is what you mean by "gifted."
However, I do not and cannot believe that all
children are academically advanced, that their brains process information faster and retain it longer than the norm; that their ability to make connections between and among disparate objects and events is normal or universal, nor that it is normal or universal for a child's intellectual development to be far in excess of their age, if that is what you mean by "gifted."
Hope that helps clarify.