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  •  Gifted kids can be like that. (2+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife, FloridaSNMOM

    Let her try it out and if it is too stressful, she can always go back.  However, she is fearing what she does not know.  And at 7, how much does she really know?  Not much, right?

    G&T programs are not about the achievement--that part is taken care of--they're about keeping the kids engaged.  You shouldn't pen up a race horse who wants to run.  You can't hold back a child who is capable of learning more independently than others.  

    Ask the district if she can attend an orientation of the program...half a day to check it out.  

    Both of my kids are gifted and talented with ADHD, which grounds them a bit in ways your daughter doesn't have to contend with.  When we were told of a GTLD middle school program in our district, they suggested my oldest son check it out.  He hates change and didn't want to go, but once he got there and found kindred spirits, he's the program's most ardent spokesperson.  We're looking forward to his brother attending that program in two years.

    Your daughter is only 7 years old.  After middle school, no one will ever ask where she went to grade school.  No one cares.  If you relax and take the long game view of this, so will she.   Congratulations on parenting a genius.  Good luck, it's a wild and exciting ride!

    •  Thanks... I suppose from what I hear (1+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM

      it is just once a week so far but it does change in middle school to the gifted attendance.   I am very proud of her..
      She has always been smart and talented.

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      by Vetwife on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 02:45:46 PM PDT

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