Super genius Kids, Do they get to experience simple kid things

Australia
December 21, 2006 7:05pm CST
I was looking around on youtube.com and i came across theese videos of an Indian boy who at three can recognise and name all americas capital cities for each state, the knows the capital of every asian contry, and african capitals and so on, it seemed to me that he never smiled and looked a bit worried most the time, it seemed as if he was willing to learn, but where do you draw the line, their is alot of hard work in memorising all that, its very amazing and full of wonder that a 3 yr old can do such things, but i think that there is more to childhood than learning, like the joy of being a child.... the only time we are truly free ^_^
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
22 Dec 06
You are right. In most cases, (though parents do not agree) it could be ASPERGUS syndrome. They use the brain very effectively compared to children of their age. They have excellent memory power. They may lack certain things like social behaviour. They do excessive concentration on one or two particular fields at one time and give it up later. My son used to tell off hand, calender for 30 years. He has read more books in 1 year than what I have read in 10 years. He reads only once and can quote from the book sentences after sentences. You are right, they donot easily mingle with other normal children. I was told Bill Gates was an aspergus. They need to be concretised for everything. They laugh at strange words instead of learning about it. There are thousand one good things to speak about them, a few bad things. It is real. I know dozens of such children in Bangalore city including my son.
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• Australia
22 Dec 06
This is interesting because my brother was diagnosed with aspergis syndrome and he is very smart in a few areas, but is socially inept, however i have met aspergis syndrome kids who can be taught how to socially interact, and aspergis kids are similar in aspect to autistic..... but more extreme from what i can see, its even harder for them to interact normally
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
22 Dec 06
I've tutored a kid before with autism, not sure if it was a similar type to asperger's syndrome or not though. I think hers was more severe. She wasn't a genius by any means (but not a stupid kid or anything).
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
thats a good point you raised in that it could be apergus syndroms, a friend of my read a study that was in very early stages that was trying to see if most highly intelligent people suffered from either slight autism or i guess mild autism would be a better way to put it or apergus. It would be considered far from conclusive at this point but reading through the study i think its definetly worth pursuing as there is quite a strong case to be made in its favor. While it is great that they can be so intelligent and well read it would be hard to see your child missing out on the fun aspects of being a child, i would have a hard time seeing my child be so serious all the time and not having the care-free playtime that other children the same age can enjoy. Im curious to know if youve found any strategies for socializing your son or at least some activities that youve found that let him just have fun.
• India
22 Dec 06
Actually this is true. At childhood, children are more creative then comparative to the adults. The creativity of children is at 98% at that time but it reduces as the time passes. In adulthood it remain 3-4% only. If you give anything to children like toy they will explore that but making it into pieces. They were egar to learn but adult person is more looking for rest or sleep.
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• Australia
23 Dec 06
this is why it is important for them to experience joy, as when we grow up there is not the same depth of feeling due to social acceptability and fear of loosing control, children are the only ones who know how to experience pure joy
• India
22 Dec 06
The way some parents do these things for money to be understoodthat a parent being proud, but when you're collecting money for your genius kid to be on a TV show, I think it's wrong.Its open in media too as many parents does tis or will to put his son/daugter in agdvertisement field.
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@imrajesh (1967)
• India
26 Dec 06
you r right the children who r super genious they r devoid of their childhood just because they r genious they don't play with toys they don't like playing with the kids they just sit and r busy with their stuffs so they don't get experience as the other kids get as per my thinking
• Australia
26 Dec 06
Don't you think it woyld be important then, to find things that would bring laughter and joy into their life, something that would connect with their humour, but it would require alot of leg work 4 parent as they will not fin d the same thing funny or enjoyabe as other kids
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
23 Dec 06
Genius - Genius
The only way is treat the child as a normal child. You just let him/her experience childhood.
• Australia
23 Dec 06
alot of pople seem to think that these kids can be normal.... the truth is normality is just an illusion,i think that a child needs balance in lifemaybe they will have a good job, lots of money, but what does that mean if u are uncomfortable with yourself, or are still a virgi at 40, surley a life devoid of love is very sad indeed
@mansha (6301)
• India
22 Dec 06
Yes I hve been watching a show called Shabash India and I also found a small boy passed under the 30 cars by skating. His knees and hands got skinned but he did that. Another boy called Budhiya was made to run 65 KM to make a record. We had a case of tathagat also who was proclaimed to be the genius kid and cleared his high school when he was just 12 or something. Tathagat case I found was genuine and boy was really clever but in other two cases I felt the fathers have tried to accomplish their own aims of life by forcing the child to perform beyond their skill level. It must have taken the child too many efforts and lot of hard work. This ereally saddens me a lot. We do not have any laws to stop these parents taking undue advantage of their own kids. Kids should be allowed to grow naturally and at their own pace but in our ambitions we so many times fail to see that.
• Australia
23 Dec 06
i agree totally, and never forget to cheris evry moment you have with your child, that time is so precious and u can never get that time back
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
22 Dec 06
i do think that tehse kids are pushed to hard and i do think it is wrong. If you have time please check out the discussion i started called, Running indian Boy - torture? It is about a 4 year old indian boy who is pusched to the extent that it is almost fathal for him =( I wish kids could just be kids!
• Australia
23 Dec 06
If only things were that simple, as we have more lables for people these days and more in depth knowledge it is harder and harder to just be
• United States
22 Dec 06
My son isn't a genius but he is amazingly smart. He is 11 and he builds websites and he is working on designing a new video game. He breezes through school with no problems and needs little to no help. He doesn't fit in with kids his age so that's a little strange for him.
@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
I'm sure this genius will also enjoy childhood, hopefully. It's amazing how some people are given these gifts and what they can do. But you never know, these gifts can come at a price. Would you really want a gift like this? I think the saying goes "be careful for what you wish for, you just might get it". I'm happy with being athletic and having somewhat of a good head on my shoulders, and good at math. That's it!
@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
What's with all that mumbo jumbo on my response? I never posted that funny stuff?!?!?!?!?!
@vedeta87 (23)
• Romania
22 Dec 06
Greetings! Indeed nowdays we hear more and more about teenagers or younger persons who posses from birth special abilities as a higher IQ. I am from Romania and I can tell you that our schools educate large numbers of children who in the near future will have the possibility, due to their higher brain functions, to become states leaders, researchers and so on. I look at the future with hope, knowing that our teenagers will grow faster and will be able to provide society new ideas and solutions to improve its goals. The new age is here...
• Australia
22 Dec 06
isnt a childs laughter the purest thing in the worly do you see progression as so important that you would deny a child the ourest of joys?
@humaaaa (1387)
• Pakistan
22 Dec 06
The credit first goes to the kid who has a greay mind and good sense, than to his parents and people around him tho taught him all this. can you please link that video here?
• Australia
22 Dec 06
http://youtube.com/watch?v=RIH1I1doUI4
@aditya007 (163)
• India
22 Dec 06
You can't get every thing in one pakage.You hav to sacrifice to do somthing like that,in this case i think childhood is geting curupted.
• Australia
22 Dec 06
can u imagine how joy-less you life would b.....
@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
22 Dec 06
No one knows where genius comes from. You can help your child understand how things work and it will help raise his/her IQ. Young children learn very quickly. So, you can assist your child in learning.
• India
22 Dec 06
You are parcialy right,becoues todays parents are forcing their children to extrim limit to get their own gole.
@lucsct (261)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Sometimes I think it's sad, not that they're smart, but the way they're put in the spotlight at such a young age. I don't like when parents push their kids to show off their memorization skills in public/on a stage because I feel like it's almost child abuse, the way some parents will do these things for money. I understand a parent being proud, but when you're collecting money for your genius kid to be on a TV show, I think it's wrong.
• Australia
22 Dec 06
yes thankyou.... its exploitation for them to be treated like that, by all means you should nurture your kids gifts, but you cant just have them working on brain stuff all day they need to play and laugh
• Malaysia
22 Dec 06
There is much difference between IQ and EQ. IQ represents the level of brilliance of a person. EQ represents the level of social skills expertise. Both must be in balance to reach an ultimate success in life. The child must be IQ brilliant, but at the same time may be lost in EQ. The parents should do something about this. Sorry if I offended anyone, but this is only my theory. Thanks.
• Australia
22 Dec 06
I know what you mean and as a mum myself i try to balance my child but you learn pretty quick that if they really dont want to learn something, you cant force them for fear of it being detrimental to their psyche
@asacras (16)
• Portugal
22 Dec 06
It's true, I think these kids do lose a great and important time of their lives: their childhood... This is quite bad for anyone
• United States
22 Dec 06
I agree.
@uvacerba (427)
• Italy
22 Dec 06
many things that ricotdiamo are those that gets passionate us of piu or that we want to learn for own satisfaction. .poi depends on the points of view.
• France
22 Dec 06
I think these kind of kid are exploited by their parents and don't have any life.But they will have a good job in the future.
@pbskipper (365)
• India
22 Dec 06
it all depends on the parents. If parents put lot of pressure on the kids to do more and more extrardinory things then they are puting the kids to a lot of risk. The kids should be left to enjoy their life normaly like any other kid so that their mind is relaxed.