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Does anyone else have a PG preschooler?

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RoboJesus Wed 20-Jun-18 20:29:09

Are you worried about them starting school? Considering a tutor? Private? Homeschool? The whole thing seems overwhelming if I'm honest. It feels like this country isn't set up to handle PG tots. The school mine has been offered does have a (i think from what they've said) HG child in reception who they've had to readjust for which is a bit of a relief though.

yoyo1234 Wed 20-Jun-18 21:22:58

What is a PG preschooler? Do not all require parental guidance ?

yoyo1234 Wed 20-Jun-18 21:24:24

Saw a post for "profoundly gifted" assume that is the meaning ?

ChaChaChaCh4nges Wed 20-Jun-18 21:25:46

I assumed pregnant....

SoftSheen Wed 20-Jun-18 21:26:38

Schools are usually able to cater to a range of abilities. What are you concerned about specifically?

PhilODox Wed 20-Jun-18 21:33:41

How many schools did you view before choosing? We visited twelve, some of them several times, until we were certainly DC would be well-supported.

yoyo1234 Wed 20-Jun-18 21:37:33

ChaChaChaCh4nges love your versionwink. I think with any child go for the school you get a good feeling about.

RoboJesus Wed 20-Jun-18 22:05:10

Usually they can yes, but PGs aren't usual.

yoyo1234 Wed 20-Jun-18 22:09:31

I would be very surprised if ds is not PG ( if you mean profoundly gifted- if you mean pregnant well that would really be amazing wink).

yoyo1234 Wed 20-Jun-18 22:24:25

Being serious chose the option you feel happy about ( have confidence in your parental wisdom). I liked small and friendly over emphasized academics. It worked out very well.

RoboJesus Wed 20-Jun-18 22:43:53

Family seem to think a tutor is the best answer and treat school as play group. I don't feel happy about any options to be honest

yoyo1234 Wed 20-Jun-18 22:50:15

If your child is attending school they will get a chance to socialize lots. Likewise homeschooling there are lots of homeschooling clubs they can mix with other children.What would the tutor teach? eg the lab based aspects of some science lessons may be hard to fully replicate esp at a young age. Would it be quite hard time wise for the child to fit in school, tutoring, playdates?

yoyo1234 Wed 20-Jun-18 22:53:23

What can you teach ? What about lots of interesting trips? Sparking interest and questions are paramount to developing a love of learning IMO.

TheyBuiltThePyramids Wed 20-Jun-18 22:57:27

Just send them to school. Social skills are really THE most important thing of all. It doesn't matter if you are brilliant but can't share/get along with your peers.

Sparklesanddiamomdsforever Wed 20-Jun-18 22:57:36

How.do you know if they are gifted?

BackforGood Wed 20-Jun-18 23:16:47

Why won't you answer all the posters asking what PG is ?

TattyFrench Wed 20-Jun-18 23:38:14

In what way is your child PG? Surely you'd be more focused on them being happy and adjusting to school life?

Let them play and have fun.

TattyFrench Wed 20-Jun-18 23:40:51

Having re-read the OP's first post this country isn't set up to handle PG tots, I'm assuming it's a mistake and you meant PG Tips?

I have no advice, my children drink Yorkshire Tea.

RoboJesus Wed 20-Jun-18 23:42:20

I wish we could just enrolled straight in to year 5, or whatever, in this country. Shame they won't even allow them to skip one. I think school is a good environment but not if it isn't beneficial. I've not properly looked in to local tutors yet. Are there ones that specialise in profoundly gifted children?

Carrotcakeorchocolatemuffin Wed 20-Jun-18 23:46:38

Straight to Y5? Can you tell us more about your child’s abilities? I’m curious!

TattyFrench Wed 20-Jun-18 23:50:15

A reception aged child into year 5! Are you serious? Don't you want them to make friends? Have fun? Play? You are setting your child up for a life time of misery.

In what way are they so Profoundly Gifted (is that a term you've coined yourself?)?

applesandpears56 Wed 20-Jun-18 23:52:56

I’m also curious as to what profoundly gifted means. I’d love you to say the sort of things he does. I’m just curious - don’t want to judge!

CoffeeIsNotEnough Wed 20-Jun-18 23:53:39

Let them learn on their own, with guidance from you, when they are not at school.

Reception is not solely about academic work. That's only about a quarter of what they do.

yoyo1234 Wed 20-Jun-18 23:56:48

You have mentioned school and a tutor that may be a fair compromise ( if your child can still do extracurricular activities they want) but why not do some of the "tutoring" yourself? Trips out lots of talking and encouraging questioning and discussion.

MyKingdomForBrie Thu 21-Jun-18 00:09:07

Would Montessori not work well for a child who would be under stimulated in a normal setting?

I think I'd try some kind of school first on socialisation grounds. What are dc social skills like currently?

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