I am a 'dumb' parent of a gifted child!
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|Thu, 01-24-2013 - 12:21am|
I only have an Associate's Degree and that is in nursing and I'm an RN but currently not working. My hubs only had one semester of college and then truck driving school and has been a driver instructor and OTR trucker for almost 12 years. My older bio son is very smart, but not quite to the gifted level. He is very book smart and gets all A's and is in the top 5 in his class of 130 kids, but here is my problem: how does an intelligence-challenged woman parent a gifted child? Josh asked me to explain electricity to him. I had to google "how to explain electricity to a child" and didn't find anything that I thought he would understand. He was waiting patiently, so finally, I just read it to him off of a science website. He asked me to describe what an electron or ion was, I finally told him he would just have to ask a science teacher or his own teacher at school. Yes, I passed the buck!
How do you all deal with being asked questions where the answers are difficult to explain? If I had the money, I would put a Harvard professor on stand-by on-call for me! I am so afraid too, since my IQ is only 100, that I am going to tell Josh a wrong answer about something or that I am going to hold him back in some way by not challenging him academically since he is even at 5, smarter than I am on a lot of things.
Anyone feel my pain here? Advice, tips?