Amazing kids!! India has produced amazing number of prodigies. These kids should be encouraged to learn more.
But at the same time, let the kids just learn....where is the need for them to earn a degree at such a young age??
College and college fun is an integral part of one's life and it helps in forming an identity. Who knows...by going to college at 18, the kid may contribute much more to the world with a better understanding.
Parents like these rob the kids of their childhood innocence.
If I had a prodigal kid, I would encourage them to learn (no dearth of materials from where one can learn), but only allow them to write board exam at 15 and 17 and encourage them to take a break and enter college at 20.
You don't just need IQ, but even EQ to succeed in life.
Kids around his age get through by just memorization and regurgitation,of the many articles of these so called child prodigies i have read over the years I haven't seen any making a significant contribution to the world with their intelligence .So he will end up like the rest of the average and below average guys of his Indian brown race with median IQ 85
Re: Just buzzwords in his mouth,Wait till he hits puberty
by Santhanam on Nov 01, 2012 03:29 PM
You freakin-Pacimist... Learn to appreciate the child. When you were of his age (7 yrs), were you even good in knowing Multiplications of 15??
Re: Re: Just buzzwords in his mouth,Wait till he hits puberty
by AK on Nov 01, 2012 03:40 PM
no santhanam, he is right. this is one obsession with Asian, especially, Indian parents. In India, routinely such "cjildy prodigys" come up and disappear without a trace. The only net result would have been children who have lost their childhood. And if you have observed, more often than not, parnets claim not just one of..but all of their kids to be prodigies..! This is because most of the parameters they use to define their kids as prodigies are based on memorization skills, which has almost no limit in children if one is ready to train them. Most overzealous parents who want to claim uperintelligence for their kids are more than ready to do that.
Re: Poor Poor Child
by Gerald Nuckols on Nov 01, 2012 01:18 AM
Feel pity if you want but this is the child's choice. He wants to take more classes if he would be allowed. No one at the college is unkind to him as was the case at the school with other children. Why not let him grow as he wants to instead of forcing him to be with other children?
Re: Re: Poor Poor Child
by amod mishra on Nov 01, 2012 03:46 PM
You people r stuck to his age only. See we have seen cases with older age and very low IQ. We don't treat him a child. So through his intelligence he has proved he has a mature brain.
Re: Poor Poor Child
by maninder singh on Nov 01, 2012 12:29 PM
Dear Aus Ant, Believe me the best way to treat children is to make them happy by agreeing to thier genuine wishes. In this case, as the article says it was the childs wish and I am sure he would be happy to have parents like what he has.