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were you a gifted child? Gone 12345.... 2 kids; Houston, Texas 16000 posts
7th May '13

and if so, what have you accomplished in your life thus far? just curious if there is any correlation because so many parents put such emphasis on labeling their kids...



I was a gifted child, like tested college level in elementary, skipped grades, was contacted by universities starting in grade 8, graduated top ten percent.... today, I'm a single mom of two, and a registered nurse.. pretty average lol

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Gone 12345....:" and if so, what have you accomplished in your life thus far? just curious if there is ... [snip!] ... grade 8, graduated top ten percent.... today, I'm a single mom of two, and a registered nurse.. pretty average lol"


I was "gifted"



I dropped out of school at 14, had a baby at 16, got a ged at 17, got a job and went to sam Houston state all before my graduating class even finished senior year

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Golden Coast, CA, United States 116807 posts
status 7th May '13

My mommy says I'm speshul :D



LOL no, I was a reader and reading well above my level by 3rd grade but thats about it.

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
7th May '13
Quoting La~La:" I was "gifted" I dropped out of school at 14, had a baby at 16, got a ged at 17, got a job and went to sam Houston state all before my graduating class even finished senior year"


and now im a sahm on disability

Big D! Due October 7 (boy); 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
7th May '13

I was in the GATE program and Advanced Learner classes. I was a teen mom and I'm a preschool teacher going to a community college.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
7th May '13

Yeah.



I went to college for physics, then went to art school. I work freelance in L.A. doing all kinds of stuff. Writing, wardrobe, art direction, etc.



I don't think being "gifted" was of any consequence to my life at all.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65037 posts
status 7th May '13

Ha ha, no. I was average. Public school until 7th grade, then home schooled through 8th. Never had a high school education. Got my GED at 17. I'm a RN also.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59386 posts
7th May '13

I was considered gifted, in all advanced classes in school, started school a year early, could read on a HS level in grade 1, had full rides to two universities, etc. etc.



Also turned out quite average, I did finally graduate from college with a BA, wouldn't say "single" mom of two as it's more complicated than that, but I'm a caseworker for the department of social services. Although recently I've been accepted to test to be a welfare fraud investigator and I think that will be somewhat above average if I get it.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
7th May '13

Idk if I would say gifted haha. But I was defi Italy ahead of my class but they weren't much to compare to :roll: haha. I didn't apply myself much in HS and dropped out of CC after the first sem after dual e rolling with no issues in HS. Then I had a baby at 19. I went back to school when dd1 was 3 mos old. I will finally e done with my BA in ece in sept, 3 mos shy of 6 yrs of going to school. Gah.



My brother was labeled gifted but my parents decided my to send him to any special school or skip grades. He's always been bored and has never applied himself. He's actually failed classes out of pure laziness.

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
7th May '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Idk if I would say gifted haha. But I was defi Italy ahead of my class but they weren't much to compare ... [snip!] ... school or skip grades. He's always been bored and has never applied himself. He's actually failed classes out of pure laziness."


me too



I suck at studying

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:" I was considered gifted, in all advanced classes in school, started school a year early, could read on ... [snip!] ... I've been accepted to test to be a welfare fraud investigator and I think that will be somewhat above average if I get it."

That sounds like it'd be really interesting. Maybe kind of depressing, but super intriguing.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th May '13

Actually my brother was extremely gifted and I was slightly above average I guess you could say. My brother has a really bad life I don't even want to get in to. He has made SOOOOOO many bad decisions. I am a wife and mother of 3. I am currently working on starting my own business and improving my life over all. But the last 5 years before now were pretty crappy but had their good moments.
On the other hand my sister was actually below average most of her life. She was held back in the first grade, wet the bed until she was 7, had to study her ass of to get average grades. But by the time she graduated high school she was 4th in her class. She will be graduating college this month with a 4.0 or 3.9 gpa(she doesn't know yet for sure which). She is also getting married to a great guy this month that she has been dating since she was in high school and they are both still virgins. The have bought 10 acres of land together and a big house. So yeah I think because she always had to work harder where things actually came easier to my brother or me even actually worked to her advantage.

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27603 posts
7th May '13

I guess I was "gifted". I was 4th in my class and took college classes in HS and did really well on my SATs. I really wanted to go to college but then I met my husband half way through my Sr year and I knew I couldnt go be away from him for 4+ years. So for now Im a SAHM and have been for almost 5 years now.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
7th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting La~La:</b>" me too I suck at studying"</blockquote>



I've done that my fair share of times as well. I took a college prep English class my senior yr and I had enough credits to graduate so I didn't do anything for a whole semester. I didn't gaf haha. College has been hard out of the pure fact that I can't get stuff done ahead of time. I'm such a procrastinator. Last weekend I had an assignment due at 11:59 because at midnight the program won't accept it anymore. Yeah I turned it in at 11:59 on the dot. Idk how I pulled it off. But that's how bad I am :( I hate it.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
7th May '13

I was gifted, was in advanced classes in a really great school, got special treatment and put into programs only available to a select few. The rest of the kids in those programs went to Ivy League schools and are, for the most part, finishing law degrees or grad school.



I started doing drugs at 13, failed 10th grade cause I stopped going to school, dropped out and got my GED at 17 and am going back to community college this fall. But I got put in the honors program because I scored so high on my placement tests! Lol...