Do you ever wonder if your child will lose out if you don't get on the prep/drill bandwagon?

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Do you ever wonder if your child will lose out if you don't get on the prep/drill bandwagon?
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 9:28am

My son's G&T class has a mixture of Tiger Parents and kids whose parents just roll with their kids' intellectual proclivities.  We're starting to see classmates' families around again after a summer apart.  I'm floored at the level of academic drilling some of the parents have put their kids through over the summer.  Some have been tutored through most of the upcoming year's curriculum already.  One kid's mother made her do dozens of book reports on top of math cram school.  (These are kids aged 6 or 7).  I've been bucking this trend.  My kid went to an ordinary Y day camp with lots of active time.  He reads his head off on his own initiative (including history and science topics), but I certainly haven't made him memorize the times tables yet.  I am occasionally beset by niggling doubts, that my laid-back style can cause him to fall behind his classmates.  Opinions?

Gwen

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