Og så var det dette avsnittet, da:Dr Congdon does not accept that accelerating a child's education will result in an emotionally fragile adult. "The standard argument is that they may not cope psychologically, but the truth is these children are usually emotionally mature. So why not give them the opportunity? Teachers are often very reluctant to push children, citing potential problems with the child's social and emotional adjustment. It's also a good idea to talk to the child and ask how they feel about being put up a class."
WHEN five-year-old Arran Fernandez passed his GCSE in Maths a few weeks ago, there was a mixed reaction to this exceptional feat. Awe at the ability of one so young to attain a level of expertise normally attributed to children about a decade older; concern at how we genuflect at the altar of early brilliance without considering the consequences of "hot-housing" children.
Can he mix socially with his peers when his mind is so advanced?
Or will he end up at odds with his own academic success, unable to deal with being mentally so far in advance of his physical years?
And what of the parents? Are they the pushy mother and father basking in the reflected glory of their offspring's skills...
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