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Sodom and Gomorrah
I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter and all you go through. If it's not bothering your daughter then it's all good. She may just do things and enjoy things differently. Maybe encourage to invite over a good friend instead of lots
I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter and all you go through. If it's not bothering your daughter then it's all good. She may just do things and enjoy things differently. Maybe encourage to invite over a good friend instead of lots of friends. As for you, I hope you have less pain darling.
I have tried to encourage just one friend and maybe it happens once every few months. I was told by her Ped when she was a toddler "This one will be different. She won't care about social things and won't even notice." I hate to sound weird, but my little girl is.... a genius. (My Ped has a daughter who is a genius, got accepted to MIT and just finished Med School about 4 years ahead of when most people do it, she recognized this in my baby when she was 2 or 3 and she was right. I KNEW the kid was smart, (started talking at 7 months, could do math at 16 months, was reading before her 3rd birthday etc.) No, I mean it. Her I.Q. is so high the school tests can't measure it (and they top out at 138) I have a fairly high IQ, as do my husband and my other daughters, who are all "Gifted" but I KNOW hers is higher than any of ours. She has beaten her father at Chess at the age by 8 or 9. He's an Engineer and really good at Chess. She breezes through Advanced Placement classes with no effort and her test scores say she is doing "12+" work, which means above a Senior in High School work, since she was in 4th or 5th grade.
I love that she's so smart. She came in the other day and was unusually talkative and said "Explain to me how the Executive Branch of the government works and how it differs from the others. And WHY don't our votes count and WHO is on the Electoral College? How do they pick those people, and how do I get on that panel?" Most girls her age are worried about Justin Bieber, and make up and fashion and normal little Tween girl stuff. This kid is worried about the way our government runs and is learning into to Calculus. *sigh* I
can't do the kind of Algebra that is required to learn Calculus, but luckily her father can.
She's like a little Sheldon. Y'know from Big Bang Theory? She's the original "That does not compute!" kid.
I'm not bragging, really. It's just that she's a difficult
child to raise. The mind of an adult but the EMOTIONS and hormonal issues of a nearly 13 year old.
She's just so different than most other kids. I've raised 2 girls before. They are damn smart, but NOTHING like this.
Thank you for caring. We had support for Profoundly Gifted kids in the Grammar School, but there isn't much support (aside from the AP classes) in the Middle School. I get so stressed I cry myself to sleep over this child. I just LOVE her so much and I want her to be HAPPY!!!!
Thank you all again for being so supportive. I can get snippy when I'm in a lot of pain, and I apologize for that and I DO appreciate everybody being so kind.