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I'm all for it.
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My story is similar to Mamii's.

This kid who went to my high school skipped 2 grades. He was the smartest kid in the class, and probably the most liked/popular too. He won every academic award/most likely to succeed/ and some Community Service award.  He was one of those kids that every private school student knew or knew of. He ended up going to a top ivy (although he didn't want to), an that's where he is now. He was also valedictorian and gave a great speech at our graduation. My brother s in 8th grade and shadowed (visited) my old school and told me that since I graduated, a quote from his speech is now like the school motto. 

Anyway, I guess I say all of this to say, that skipping didn't at all hurt him.
Did I mention he's black?Cool


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My school wanted to skip me past kindergarten and right into first grade. I never even got to go to pre-school like my peers. I went from home right to school. My mom wouldn't budge but my dad was all for it. I did end up getting accepted to GT at the beginning of 3rd grade and remained there until beginning of 7th grade when the program ended..

Im all for it though but I agree about the social aspect. I don't think I would skip my child more than 1 grade though.. I might would consider two.. it depends on how she interacts socially..
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my kids would be skipping for sure if they were deemed smart enough...everything else, we'll try to tackle together
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mrshairdo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 08 2012 at 1:28pm
it's a real gift to be able to finish school so quickly as a way to earn more degrees, masters, phd...

for the rest of us time really isnt on our side (especially as a woman-- if u want to be finished school before starting a fam) so if my kid(s) had that opportunity i would encourage it
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Skipped 8th grade. Graduated a year early
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Im pro skipping ahead if possible and holding back when necessary 
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I was supposed to skip, the teacher said I need to be around kids my own age.


So they ended up putting me in the gifted and talented program and I would go to the higher grade levels classrom when it was reading time.
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I skipped a grade once because my teacher recommended it.then I was gonna be skipped again, and my current teacher said, hell naawwwa. Angry heaux.

If the child is smart enough and doesn't mind, then yeah.
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Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

im all for it

balance it out with an active social life with their peer group


ITA.

I skipped and I wish my parents would've given more consideration for the social aspect of it. I experienced some issues with some of the students at the original school. When I transferred, no one knew that I was younger until it was time to graduate from grammar school. It didn't pop up again until driver's education and things like that because I simply wasn't eligible at the same time as the other students.

ETA: I wouldn't change it if I could because the truth of the matter was that I wasn't learning in those classes. I just wish that they would've tried to get me more involved in other activities to make up for it. Culturally, my parents weren't concerned with my social life lol.


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