Looks like a serious conversation broke out here.
I attempted to take a light hearted poke at a Mom and she responded, as did another. Remind me to be careful around Mom With Kids. I shouldn’t poke them.
I don’t think there is a difference between smart kids and gifted kids. I think the gummit has foisted “gifted” as a feel good term and made it political.
So I poked around a little bit and found this:
the Daily Mail: “Her parents knew Georgia Brown was bright. After all, she could count to ten, recognised her colours and was even starting to dabble with French.
But it was only when their bubbly little two-year-old took an IQ test that her towering intellect was confirmed.”
Georgia has become the youngest female member of Mensa after scoring a genius-rated IQ of 152.
This puts her in the same intellectual league, proportionate to her age, as physicist Stephen Hawking.
According to an expert in gifted children, Georgia is the brightest two-year-old she has ever met. Parents Martin and Lucy Brown have always regarded their youngest child as a remarkably quick learner.
She was crawling at five months and walking at nine months.
By 14 months, she was getting herself dressed.
“She spoke really early – by 18 months she was having proper conversations,” Mrs Brown said.
“She would say, ‘Hello I’m Georgia, I’m one’. She was also putting her shoes on and putting them on the right feet.” read more
So will the gummit declare her gifted? If the gummit gives us gifted kids can they still grow up to be geniuses? Or are they eternally gifted? Can a smart kid be a genius? Or are they just nerds? Would an artist qualify as gifted? How about an athlete? (Think Tiger.)
Inquiring minds want to know.
I sure am glad I never had to deal with such weighty issues in our family.
UPDATE: I had to deal with the Geek, Nerd, Dork issue. (Used to link to junk site.)
But back then there weren’t so many choices. Guys were either jocks or not. I played in the band, guess which I was.