Incredible! One Mom Admits, “My Child is Not Gifted at Anything”

Want to make a ton of friends? This phrase may be the key: “I love my child, but don’t think s/he is particularly gifted at…anything.” Here’s one mom saying just that. Join the conversation at Let Grow!

2 Responses to Incredible! One Mom Admits, “My Child is Not Gifted at Anything”

  1. Mark Headley July 5, 2018 at 2:51 am #

    heartbreaking!

  2. Debora July 6, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    My daughter is bright, tested into the “gifted program” at her school, yet she has to work hard. And secretly or not so secretly I am happy. It has built a work ethic and empathy. And she got her first C and life did not end, and yes, she got into college.

    My daughter is extremely special to me. I would take a bullet for her. (And living in the city where we hear gun shots at night that is not a passing statement.) But in this world she is just not that special. To be special she will need to work hard and do something to distinguish herself from others.

    Passing a test in third grade – even at the 99th percentile – is not enough to be more special than others. You earn distinction; it is not given by a trait you had when you were born.

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