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December 15th, 2013

prehistory of the moof, part II @ 09:42 am

 
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From:randomdreams
Date:December 15th, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Is having kids skip grades still a thing? I know the idea didn't even exist when my grandmother and great-grandmother went to school, and it doesn't seem like they do it very much now because of exactly what you're talking about.
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From:moof
Date:December 15th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea if they do it these days or not; I can ask my sister, who's a Jr High librarian. I suspect in ye olden dayes, they would have just directly placed me with older students or sent me off to one of the lab schools or something.

I'd point out, though, that the biggest thing they'd worried about - social acclimatization - wasn't really an issue since I was sort of diffident with other kids anyhow and couldn't relate to them very well regardless (Hellooooo, Asperger's.) If they hadn't had me skip, I think the net effect would have either been negligible or more misery on my part; it would have been a slower descent into academic misery rather than all-at-once. At no time did any of my teachers ever peg me for being a dullard, but none of them gave the faintest indication they knew what ADD was, either.

In talking about things with my mom and/or sister, we've mooted the notion that ideally, I'd have been born the youngest of the kids, thus giving science and psychiatry an eight year lead.

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