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Normal Parent wrote at 2013-01-03 22:26:55
Yes I have a related question.  I just do not know what to do with my gifted 20 month old.  He has already learned to speak compound sentences in English, Spanish and Russian.  He can count to 9,876 both forward and backwards.  He has breezed through War and Peace and is quickly becoming bored with Tolstoy.  He has composed a symphony and has discovered a new element.  PLEASE MOMS HELP ME.  I realize this may be irritating to 99% of you on this site that are wondering if it is normal for your 20 month old not barely be speaking, but sad to be you.  I need to think of ways I can do stuff with my BRILLIANT 20 month old. Thanks in advance

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Carol Bainbridge


I can answer most questions on parenting gifted children, from infants on. Questions can be about parenting, advocacy, and support and I can provide suggestions for toys and books gifted children love. I can even help you determine whether your child is gifted or bright, and I can point you to more information you might need. I can answer some questions about programs for gifted children, but can`t help much with information on colleges. Visitors wanting to know if their children are gifted might want to read the article "Is My Child Gifted?" before asking a question.


I am the parent of a gifted child and have been working with other parents of gifted children for 13 years, helping them find support and providing them with information. I founded a local gifted organization and helped organize a parent day for a national gifted conference. I have been an active member of my state's gifted association since 1999 and created and maintain their Web site. In addition, I have created a website for parents of gifted children who are looking for toys and books for their children: I am also the Guide Gifted Children Site.

I have a bachelor's degree in psychology, an MA in English, and completing a PhD in linguistics with a focus on verbally gifted children. I have been helping parents of gifted children for nearly 20 years and am currently the guide to gifted children on

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