I have been lurking through this forum and I have read so many useful insights from so many wonderful parents. My son is mildly gifted and the psychologist that 1st tested him suggested I join a TAG parent group. That was 2 years ago. We have a mailing list but I have always felt like an outsider, like I have been spying. I feel like they are all about pushing their children and acheiving. I leave those threads wondering if I am too easy going. Am I failing my son in preparing him for future academic success because I let him be bored?
I just feel like so many moms here understand how to parent a gifted child with balance. These are children who just happen to be gifted not brilliant minds that happened to be encased in child-wrapping. Thank you for helping to refresh and confirm my own sense of perspective.
I will go back to lurking. And again, I thank you all.
Why thank you! *blush*
There is a reason I hang out here even though I don't even live in the US - there is an understanding here of what child-led parenting means with a gifted child that I haven't found anywhere else.
However, you make us sound as if those of us who have been around here lnnger have it all figured out - no way, we all make it up as we go along, and discussing things helps us all. so please post again as soon as you feel comfortable doing so and help us all figure it out some more.
MeDH DS1 10/06 DD 08/10 DS2 10/12with SB and