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    #237811 - 04/18/17 03:31 PM Re: Are gifted kids different today? [Re: George C]
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    Originally Posted By: George C
    The page owner, from what I can tell, is not operating in good faith. They immediately delete comments they don't agree with and refuse to answer or provide evidence for their wild claims. Asking for that evidence will get you blocked
    Unfortunately this may be more common than some may realize, although this particular community facebook page is transparent in noting its policy. In my observation and experience, some state affiliates of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) also delete and/or block and/or ban.

    To remain on topic: Reflecting on these facebook page policies causes me to say that a large difference in gifted children today as compared with decades ago, is how the concept of giftedness has become politicized... and is considered by some to not be "politically correct" in this age of equal outcomes.

    That said, I believe that whenever possible (such as when making assertions about giftedness on a forum or facebook page) it is wise to include a source... preferably a linked source... or state that something is anecdotal (part of one's lived experience... related by a friend-of-a-friend... or simply use that catch-all phrase "in my observation and experience..."). smile

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    #237812 - 04/18/17 04:04 PM Re: Are gifted kids different today? [Re: indigo]
    George C Offline
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    Originally Posted By: indigo
    Unfortunately this may be more common than some may realize, although this particular community facebook page is transparent in noting its policy.

    As far as I can tell, here is their policy (which is not located in the About section but is merely a post floating around with the other ones):
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    This page is for parents who have real gifted children who are frustrated by the new kind of "gifted" child. If you want to troll I will delete and ban you. Only supportive comments are allowed.

    Apparently "troll" means simply asking for clarification about what "the new kind of 'gifted' child" even means.


    Edited by George C (04/18/17 05:07 PM)

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    #237888 - 04/22/17 03:34 PM Re: Are gifted kids different today? [Re: dusty]
    indigo Offline
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    Originally Posted By: dusty
    Where have all those stereotypically gifted kids gone?
    There is an adorably precocious, gifted child named Mary in the movie "Gifted", out now. smile

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    #237894 - 04/23/17 08:54 AM Re: Are gifted kids different today? [Re: dusty]
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    I had a blood pressure situation reading that FB page. I vented a bunch of snarky comments here, but immediately deleted. Felt better just to type it out.

    Sadly, I believe there are plenty of people out there who think that a child with learning issues can't be gifted-- we've faced it, and I'm sure others have too.

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    #237896 - 04/23/17 11:23 AM Re: Are gifted kids different today? [Re: dusty]
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    Registered: 11/03/16
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    I don't think they're different, I think we're learning more. I was identified as a child b/c of my behavioral problems stemming from boredom.

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    #237898 - 04/23/17 01:02 PM Re: Are gifted kids different today? [Re: dusty]
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    Parenting styles, lifestyles and education have all changed. Kids are probably basically the same.

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