I agree it's a great thing to be saving for, ability like that definitely needs to be channelled
Don't feel bad about posting, you really shouldn't, there is nothing wrong with being a proud daddy :)
Thanks Lisa. I have never ever wanted to come accross as boastful or big headed - his teachers have always known we were far more intersted in his socialisation skills than his achievements in the classroom . One of the proudest days was when he came home with a whole lot of clubs he'd joined and friends he wanted to play with at them. The last thing we want to do is turn him into some freak who cannot communicate properly.
Its a nice worry to have but it is still a worry, we feel a burden of responsibility and we never want to look back on this time and wonder 'what if'
Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 21320
You're absolutely spot on in your interest to enhance his socialization skills.
At our school here, we base our learning on one simple premise. Kids have to be able to get their shovels back. We see it quite often. These children can count to 20 in 10 different languages but can't get their shovels back. By that I mean, we've somehow stopped teaching children to be self supporting, to use their words, to function with other children...we send them out to the sandbox, and then when little Johnie comes along and takes their shovel, they don't know how to get it back. What we've learned is that if we can teach them *this* crucial lesson...many of the others fall into place...It doesn't mean was stop "teaching", we've just learned to teach differently.
Hey no we have the worst secondary school in the area. It may well be closed next year. We're already looking at the local grammar school for Steven.
Hey if Thomas is gifted you have to do what you have to do for him. Steven is way above average for his reading already but they haven't got on to pi yet. But he's by some margin the most academically minded in his class. His teacher acknowledged it to us a while back.
If you need to get Thomas into private school then you have to accept the bowel moving fees. I'd do the same if it was my kid.
You could still sell the car though.
Probably will - and do it gladly if it helps.
He asked me in bed last night - Daddy do you know any more transendental numbers?
'you do know what a transendental number IS don'y you'
' Like Pi and e '
'oh never mind'
that golden time when your kids think you know everything was over far too soon