What the fucking fuck - "Why isn't my child as clever as me?" (1 Viewer)

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All the other milestones found her trailing. She'd reach them eventually, months behind her contemporaries.
It's not helpful to compare, I'd tell myself. Celebrate her for herself. But when you're a new parent, it's impossible not to measure your child against others.
I searched for reasons. She had a long and traumatic birth – had it left her with slight brain damage? Did all that crying in the first year frazzle her synapses?
I grew weary of competitive mums with their "stealth boasting". "I'm so cross with Saffron," one said. "She's taught herself all her letters – she'll be so bored at school." I'd get a sick feeling when even the sweetest of friends would mention her child's progress, as I hated having to reply that, "No, Bella isn't doing that yet".
I felt protective of Bella – she didn't know she wasn't measuring up – but also disappointed. I desperately wanted her to be as good as, if not better than, her friends.


http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/mothers-babies/why-isnt-my-child-as-clever-as-me-29233621.html
 

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Tightly-folded bud,
I have wished you something
None of the others would:
Not the usual stuff
About being beautiful,
Or running off a spring
Of innocence and love -
They will all wish you that,
And should it prove possible,
Well, you're a lucky girl.

But if it shouldn't, then
May you be ordinary;
Have, like other women,
An average of talents:
Not ugly, not good-looking,
Nothing uncustomary
To pull you off your balance,
That, unworkable itself,
Stops all the rest from working.
In fact, may you be dull -
If that is what a skilled,
Vigilant, flexible,
Unemphasised, enthralled
Catching of happiness is called.
 

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Looks like they're taking a leaf from the Daily Mail's site with this sort of shit. Linkbaiting at it's worst.
 

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you're right there, that title sounds like a classic from that wonky-eyed shona something woman
 

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"By the time she was six, she was far behind her classmates and had developed a block about anything academic, because it was associated with stress and failure."

surprise surprise, you stupid fuck
 

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"By the time she was six, she was far behind her classmates and had developed a block about anything academic, because it was associated with stress and failure."



surprise surprise, you stupid fuck
I don't even want to read this because it will make me upset. What is wrong with people? No kid should feel stressed at six.
 

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Parents who are outliers have children who tend towards the mean rather then being deviating even more from what's usual. For example I'm 6'3", it's more likely that I would produce a son who is 6'0" than 6'5"*. This is partly down to gentetics but also down to the laws of large numbers. Similiarly a parent of exceptional intelligence might be expected to have a child who is bright but not as clever as them.

This person however appears to have bucked the trend by being a dummy who gave birth to an even thicker kid.

* There is a very small chance that I'll produce a son of any kind.
 

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that's a bit odd

nothing to indicate it's been syndicated, is there?
 

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