It’s Not All Mary Poppins


Mir is a very wise woman.

September 26, 2007 - Posted by | controversy, individuality, parenting, peer pressure


  1. Yes, she is – I read that post earlier today. (And so is Susan, whose post inspired Mir’s.) Couldn’t agree more.

    Comment by Florinda | September 26, 2007 | Reply

  2. I couldn’t read all the comments, but I noticed that several people mentioned the emotional immaturity of their bright children and another said that she had doubts about the gifted program her children were in, because they were being taught to be scared of being in the regular class and it was elitist as well. I wonder (I have no idea as our system is different in England) if G&T programs are evaluated in schools for the social and emotional growth of the pupils in it, or only for the academic achievement?

    Comment by z | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  3. Love that post, and now I just might have to start reading her blog!

    One of my favorite recent kids’ movies is The Incredibles, simply for this message — being special “just like everyone else” is meaningless.

    Comment by Allison | September 27, 2007 | Reply

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