Just Thought I’d Ask You This Question…5/21*

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How do you feel about kids who finish high school early? (I am referring to the kids who are academically advanced over their peers.)

19 Responses

  1. We all know who must have done this!

  2. My children were very different when it came to the high school experience. IOne loved it, the other wanted out early! If it were possible, I would have let him do it! It would have saved a lot of aggravation!

    • Aunt Kelly, I believe every child should be looked upon as an individual. Not all kids think and feel the same way just because they are the same age! Look at us adults! LOL

  3. I think it’s great ! ..as long as the parents and students make informed choices. That’s what life is all about.

    My concern, however is when others looking on feel they need to try to push all kids to do that to have the competitive edge. I think we sometimes put a lot of pressure on kids today. I went to school to learn to read and write. Now-a-days it almost seems that kids have to be able to read before kindergarten.

    This is what I sometimes struggle with http://erasundar.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/somewhere-in-suburbia/

  4. Hurrah for them but they may be missing out on the social aspects of school. The problem only really arises if they are VERY advanced, like a 13 year old college student. That is just wrong because they will never fit in with their classmates.

  5. I think that if they have the intellegence to do so then to go for it!! Wouldn’t keeping them somewhere where they are no longer challenged be holding them back? If they have the intellegence, it’s time to move on to bigger and better things.

  6. If they are emotionally ready as well as intellectually ready, I think it’s great.

  7. I wrote this question because it does hit home. My 15 year old son is done with high school. He graduates this year! He wanted to also go to a junior college, special admission..with approval needed from parents and high school, to further his education. He has set plans for his academic future. I encourage him and keep him “real!” You all know how wacky and crazy I am! Poor kid! He rolls his eyes …a lot! My other son will be getting 2 BA degrees in three years! Molecular biology and Bio Chemistry! Are they brainy or what? They both are going to get PhD’S in their field of study! I surrender, I am the least intelligent in the bunch!
    LOL 🙂

  8. My daughter graduated from high school a year early with high honors. Always an A student. She decided not to go to college and take a year off. She never did go but now runs a high end jewelry store and basically support us all. She is the bread winner of the family though her hubby does work.
    On the other hand my son quit high school at 16, got his GED the next month and entered the local community college. Then he found drugs and his still battling his demons.
    I always supported them both in whatever they wanted to do except for the drugs. At least my daughter didn’t use drugs.

  9. Joan, you said it right on. You were there for them. As parents, we can only do our best, and hope for the best. Your daughter has an amazing story! Hats off to her success! Your son still has time to find his niche in life. He just has taken a wrong turn. I am sure with your support, he will pick a different road to follow! Thank you for sharing your story. Have a great weekend out on the island! 🙂

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