I think that to say your child is gifted is right! any parent that spends time teaching their child as you obviously have, will have a child who is above average. I think it is stupid of the other mums to make it a competition and say "that's not gifted that is normal, MY child can do that too and I don't have a big head and am going around saying they are gifted."
Has anyone ever heard of Tall Poppy Syndrome? Sounds like everyone has it to me.
How can we expect our children to be proud of their achievements and defy the negativity they will get from others their whole life, if we are always downplaying their talents? There is no need to downplay their talents, just say "thanks for noticing" or "i am proud of his/her achjievements".
I believe my daughter to be gifted, she is the oldest of 3 and will be 3 ion 3 months. she has known her colours etc since before 2 and has just sounded out her first word yesterday! mess. typical
by today's standards that is definitely gifted. most parents these days do not even bother reading or talking to their kids, they eat junk, spend most of their time in daycare and half the day watching tv. any child who is brought up to love to learn is, in my opinion, gifted.
kindy teachers spend half their time trying to being the weaker kids up to "normal", seeing as most are considered below average these days
i wish i lived near you and your daughter! i live in WA unfortunately
don't teach her the alphabet, teach her what sound each letter makes. then she can start to sound out and recognise sounds about the place
I think the advice on here was not being nasty, rather, just truthful. There is nothing worse than a mother raving on about how 'gifted' a child is...except if they are actually just a normal kid. I would assume she is not mixing with other kids, otherwise, it would be obvious these are usual skills. Therefore, I think a playgroup would be extremely beneficial for basic play skills.
'Tall poppy syndrome'??? Don't think so. All kids are clever creatures. But announcing to the world that a child is 'gifted', isn't that just trying to big note yourself? Let them be kids and have fun, without trying to label them, and force them into early 'special schools'.
Just an example about how mothers like to think their own kids are cleverer than others. Im my dd's kindy class, a mother complained the puzzles were too easy for her son, and she wanted something harder. The next day, I happened to notice, this mother was doing the puzzle... the son was not even touching the thing. As parents, we can sometimes be a bit one eyed, and only see things through rose coloured glasses. While it's wonderful to be supportive, it's another thing to be pushy, and gloat.