The Stigma of a Gifted Child

It’s funny how it’s ok to tell everyone when your child excels in a sport. If your child makes a Varsity team or gets a home run or two during a game it’s great to share on Facebook, yet it’s not ok if to share if your child advances academically. Nope, then it’s considered bragging and the eye rolling and caddy and uncalled for comments continue. For a parent of a gifted child, it’s not funny. It’s hypocritical. And guess what? As a parent of a gifted child I think it’s great to support all kids. Not just the ones that score a home run or that excel academically. Because at the end of the day they are all kids and we are parents who love them and are proud of them for who they are, not for what they can do. So I will be supportive of all children, including those that are developmentally delayed, those that have quirks, those that are normal, those that excel in learning and those that don’t. And I will ‘like’ the home run pictures. Why? Because I do not judge others. It’s not my job. My job is to love everyone for who they are and to forgive those that do not. 

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2 thoughts on “The Stigma of a Gifted Child

  1. “Because at the end of the day they are all kids and we are parents who love them and are proud of them for who they are, not for what they can do.” —This is absolutely true and thank you so much for putting into words how we should all feel about each other! Beautiful post!

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