How did you find out your DC was G&T?

(84 Posts)
BeenThereTooSEL Fri 08-Jul-16 21:55:59

My DD is 1y and we think she may be bright or possibly G&T.

How would we find out? Who did you speak to?

And what were your DCs like at 1y?

allthemoomins Fri 08-Jul-16 22:00:53

One year olds vary hugely, I wouldn't be too keen to put any kind of label on a baby. Just enjoy her baby months and encourage her as you would any one year old.

Marilynsbigsister Fri 08-Jul-16 22:09:47

Sorry but you are being completely ridiculous. Just enjoy your lovely precious 1 yr old.

You have another 17 yrs in which to to obsess over her amazing talent. FGS give her at least another year before she is being tutored through the 11 + and coached for Cambridge. !

TeaBelle Fri 08-Jul-16 22:11:32

A year old or year 1?

irvineoneohone Fri 08-Jul-16 22:19:14

At 1 year old, my ds was definitely different from other children. HV and GP commented on several occasion. But I didn't even know the word G & T back then, and just thought he was bright, that's all.

BeenThereTooSEL Fri 08-Jul-16 23:06:40

She's just under a 1 year old.

I'm not looking to coach her into anything. I think that's a pretty nasty jibe. I hope you feel better for it flowers

She's different to her play mates and a HV mentioned it so I'm wondering if there's anything I should look out for? For example she doesn't need much sleep at all and I was wondering if it could be related? Also it's her birthday in a few weeks & I wondered if there was any toys your DCs particularly took a fancy to? She loves tunnels & soft play style things but other toys don't seem to hold her interest?
And she has all mighty tantrums? Is that usual in a one year old? I don't have any friends with children much older than her. Only a few weeks?

BeenThereTooSEL Fri 08-Jul-16 23:07:30

Sorry she's just under a year old

StickTheDMWhereTheSunDontShine Fri 08-Jul-16 23:08:09

Give it 4 years and talk to school.

Stylingwax Fri 08-Jul-16 23:09:16

When my one year old taught himself baby sign I got an inkling.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BombadierFritz Fri 08-Jul-16 23:23:23

We are all g+t so it was pretty much par for the course really. I dont think massive temper tantrums age 1 are a sign though? Maybe a sign of something being amiss? Eg an illness or teething. For development i would focus very much on social skills and physical development as these can be neglected in bright kids.

BeenThereTooSEL Fri 08-Jul-16 23:24:32

We go to sing & sign and because I teach SEN I've always signed to her. She picks it up very quickly!

Obviously she's not reading etc

Why do people think I'm trying to coach her or push her into school work? It's really not what we're about

hownottofuckup Fri 08-Jul-16 23:24:48

What did the HV say?

yougottheshining Fri 08-Jul-16 23:27:16

The school told me ds was gifted and talented. Imo it's a pretty meaningless label. At a year old he had spectacularly failed to meet any of his milestones on time so there were no early signs at all. I reckon just enjoy your baby and help with her development as you would do anyway.

Turbinaria Fri 08-Jul-16 23:29:00

Is she toilet trained yet?

OhtoblazeswithElvira Fri 08-Jul-16 23:30:28

To give you an idea, the brightest g&t child I know had taught himself to read at 24 months (saw it with my own eyes).

1 year is far too early to say imo. You don't even say how your child's language development is so it's hard to comment or give advice.

MachiKoro Fri 08-Jul-16 23:30:55

Why would you need to know at this age? What are you going to differently if she is/if she isn't? confused

BeenThereTooSEL Fri 08-Jul-16 23:31:27

When she was 9 months the HV was shocked she was signing more when I took her drink away (because we were chatting) and asked if i had considered her being G&T. Over the months the HV has commented on other things too before this incident.

Neither myself of my husband would be considered G&T? In fact I was very slow to pick things up at primary school then levelled out at secondary.

She's never slept for long periods of time. Obviously even less when she's got a cold is teething etc.

We're most interested in her being happy. We do lots of socialising and physical activities. In fact apart from sing and sign there's nothing else we do that would be a traditional "learning" activity

MachiKoro Fri 08-Jul-16 23:32:13

yes, yougo, my 'G&T' child couldn't crawl/walk until 16mo, nor said a single word until 19mo!
Then it was complete adult-type sentences.

lapsedorienteerer Fri 08-Jul-16 23:32:20

biscuit

pieceofpurplesky Fri 08-Jul-16 23:32:46

My DS didn't need much sleep, could identify all his colours (HV was amazed), could hold a near proper conversation and was making adventures with toys (like teddy chasing rabbit type thing).
Is he G and T at 12? No. He is set 2 across the board - however his imagination is fantastic and he is more articulate than most 20 year olds. He is interested in politics and history and is a complete geek (proud mum as I am geeky too).
I just let him play and be a baby! They have enough time to be grown up.
Enjoy your child OP and don't try to compartmentalise her - she will lead you to what she enjoys.

BeamMeUpScottie Fri 08-Jul-16 23:33:11

Is she toilet trained and reading the encyclopaedia Britannica at 1? If not, she isn't g&t, you should forget it smile

lapsedorienteerer Fri 08-Jul-16 23:33:54

Please tell me tis thread is a joke.........if not, please Relaaaax grin

MachiKoro Fri 08-Jul-16 23:34:13

Children don't need 'learning activities'- every activity is learning for them. Watching a ball roll across the floor, they learn how far things move when you roll them. Babies v quickly learn that spherical objects can go all the way across the room if you give a hard enough push, but a cuboid object won't.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Fri 08-Jul-16 23:35:37

What lapsedorienteer said hmm

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