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    9-Year-Old Prodigy Forced To Do Online School - His Next Move Shocks Everyone Around Him
    by Christina Williams
    Feb 15, 2023
    The Daily Acorn
    Link to article - https://thedailyacorn.com/child-prodigy-says-school

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    Following the pandemic’s start in 2020, Balogun had just begun high school. But the pandemic forced him into online classes, which he kept going to, reporters said. It took him three years to complete. His GPA – 4.0.
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    Despite both of his parents having advanced academic degrees themselves, they said it was a struggle to raise a child with such a high capacity for learning.

    "...He’s a nine-year-old with the brain that has the capacity to understand and comprehend a lot of concepts beyond his years and sometimes beyond my understanding.”

    David told WGAL that some of his favorite teachers helped keep him engaged with his studies and pushed him to keep progressing.

    “They didn’t bog me down,” he said. “They … advocated for me, saying, ‘He can do this. He can do that.’”

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    Another article:
    Mom and dad of 9-year-old high school graduate share their No. 1 parenting rule: ‘You’ve got to develop a different mindset’
    by Rebecca Picciotto
    April 14, 2023
    make-it, CNBC

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    ...No. 1 rule: When a system isn't built for your child, don't try to fix your child. Try to fix the system.

    I like this parent's take on things. To me, it sounds like sage advice. For more of their shared insights, read the full article.
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