"You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake"

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  1. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Is your kid really gifted? Probably not - CNN.com

     
  2. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    You are the all singing all dancing shit of the world.
     
  3. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    I plan to have my child cooking me dinner by age 3. And it won't be because he/she is gifted, but because of the grueling torture I plan to put them through from birth to age 3.
     
  4. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    thank you, finally someone says it to the public. Im sick of seeing parents go on and on how their children are the gifted and talented kind. The reality is that most people are getting dumber and thats why they stick out.
     
  5. Takara_destron

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  6. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Everyone just wants to think their kids are "the best", I mean, I'm proud of my children, one plays violin pretty well, one always gets on the honor roll, one is a very good artist and the youngest has a very well developed sense of humor. But some parents take this shit way too far, I certainly don't think I am raising a violin maestro, the next Albert Einstein, the next Picasso and a comedic genius.

    People need to learn they can still be proud of their children without them being "exceptionally gifted" or some kind of prodigy.
     
  8. ams

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    Thank you.

    My three-year-old is social, funny, bright, loves to read, loves Disney movies, dressing up and playing outside. And I'll take a happy, well-balanced kid over a prodigy any day.

    And I qualified for all those gifted and advanced placement courses in school, but I wasn't interested in working or applying myself at the time, so it meant nothing. I liked girls and playing music, so that's where my efforts went. :lol 
     
  9. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Why not just buy a child slave from the third world? Its probably cheaper then maintaining a woman for 9 months and you wont be liable for support payments if you throw it out on the street early.
     
  10. toma

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    yeah, my kids are awesome, but i'm not interested in putting that type of pressure on them. i totally know what it's like. i taught myself to read when i was 3 and i was put ahead a few grades in school. by the time i was in junior high, i was at least 2 years younger than everyone else in my class, and constantly being picked on by the other kids. i started hating school, my grades fell, and i totally underachieved all through high school. i didn't any time at all on homework or studying, and spent most of my own stuff. i still made it through, but i didn't exactly get these great marks where i excelled.
     
  11. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    My mommy says I'm speshul. :( 
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

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    I wish my kid was gifted, or some kind of prodigy. Poor thing just takes after her dad. :lol 

    Trying not to be too cautious either. If she want's to piss the cat off then let her, she'll learn.
     
  13. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    But..but..they said I was "special"...:( 
     
  14. Gigatron_2005

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    "Im going to be edgy and cool by saying what everyone else already know!"


    Yeah, no shit that really smart people are more rare than normal people or idiots. Parents just tend to think that their child is the greatest thing ever. In other news: NO, your wife or girlfriend is NOT the most beautiful woman in the world.
     
  15. Omega Supreme V

    Omega Supreme V I protect those I care 4

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    I realized this back when the kids in the "gifted" classes were either barely passing or failing, if anything, kids around here are getting dumber...sadly enough...

    just my observation though, I could be wrong...


    at least someone else has said it though haha
     
  16. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Screw this. Loads of kids in China are gifted.

    Why I hear you ask?

    Cuz a load of them are in steady employment and supporting their families by the age of 5...

    ;) 
     
  17. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    So stop acting like a jackass and thinking every guy is after her. She's two steps up from Quasimodo, and she's sleeping with you. Wake up.
     
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    I'm in a grad school class now that is about gifted children and there are about eight theories on how to even identify gifted children, none of them complete.
     
  19. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    I say we adopt a child, and collectively raise it by taking turns amongst the various 2005 members.

    Now that kid would be special.

    Probably would wet itself uncontrollably, but still, special.
     
  20. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I was gonna say that :( 
    Count me in. I'll be the one that teaches it to have sammiches ready for the second sex is over.



    On-topic: Unless this finds its way to the Today Show or Good Morning America, it ain't gonna do shit. Nothing will change. Everyone thinks their kid is the best kid. It's been that way, it will be that way. Unless it finds its way to the shows that said parents use to raise their kids.
     

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