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Date: 04/25/08 09:03 AM

33 Responses to The Ten-Year-Old Child Prodigy

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:13 am
    Link: The Ten-Year-Old Child Prodigy - ``I have been called a child prodigy but I don`t really think of myself that way. I`ve been teaching for 3 years now.``
  2. Profile photo of Hydrolysate
    Hydrolysate Male 70 & Over
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:18 am
    Interesting. Strange, but interesting.
  3. Profile photo of yankee15
    yankee15 Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:18 am
    Maybe all kids should be taught by kids instead of adults who think they know everything.
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    walrusgod Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:25 am
    Reading at 3 isn`t impressive but she does seem very precocious and articulate for her age.
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    thestringy Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:28 am
    she seems quite intelligent, but i definitly wouldnt consider her a child prodigy.
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:32 am
    I don`t consider her a child prodigy. However, she is quite articulate.
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    xXsi666Xx Female 13-17
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:33 am
    its pretty normal to read at three and write by four,but she seems to know much more than an avarage 10 yr old,i didnt know that when i was ten,but then again i live in a really crappy country
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:48 am
    On that wishtv site I looked up her interviews and in one of them they read a story she had just written within the hour. I keep hearing "he said", "she said", etc. Any child can write that. It takes true writing to use synonyms and creativity.
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    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 10:56 am
    ahh, ball state. My university beat them in the international bowl; I was there. It was fun.
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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
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    April 25, 2008 at 11:17 am
    "I wouldn`t say she`s a child prodigy either, but she is very bright."

    I beg to differ. A child that can use humor to teach a class of college level students who soak in her every word? I know some college level educators that cant do that. I dont know, sounds like a prodigy to me.

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    dapaperboy Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2008 at 11:50 am
    my neice is 2 years old and can read 2 words! she reads "stop" and "jake" (my name. i think that girl just got lucky and is a mutant like x-men. wolverine ftw.
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    dapaperboy Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2008 at 11:56 am
    wait a minute dainty!
    dainty, "I like hearing about child `geniuses` and the sort."

    http://i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?lin... anybody rememeber this? the 10 year old mentally retarded pianst? another "prodigy"

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    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    Wait... a college student and will-be teacher was worried about hearing "big words."

    You must be joking.

    (Articulate kid though.)

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    vE Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    CHIYO-CHAN!!
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    Yeah reading at 3 isn`t too impressive, I started being able to read at 6 months (or at least recognize that the shapes in the word "cat" represented a cat and such)
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    paigan Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    i wanted to give the kid a slap.
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    ball state? thats here in indiana. just proves that we have more than just corn.....
    and by prodigy, i thought they meant something like brain surgery or rocket science....shes still really smart.
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    BasuraBlanca Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    That was pretty cool, if I do say so myself!
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    This is interesting:

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/24273418/?...

    The only thing is that the girl in the article and her mother tried to sue the school for not being able to adequately provide a proper education for the genius daughter. How stupid. How is a school going to know when it has a super-genius in its hands?
    Also, this girl started reading at 8 months and finished elementary school at 5. She`s also a musical genius and was a Black Belt from age 9. I`m wondering what her mom ate to cause such things to happen....

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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    The only thing that worries me about these kinds of `kids` is that they probably are never able to enjoy a true childhood. I don`t know if that`s a good thing or a bad thing...considering what `fun` is thought to be these days (drugs, drinking, random sex, etc.,)...

    I don`t know if these `kids` are born like this, or maybe **encouraged** to be like this from an extremely young age. But either way, I hope they have enjoyed at least SOME form of childhood, as opposed to being forced into an adult world and forced to grow up so fast.

    Oh well.

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    LOLcakes Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    wow adora is adora-ble.
    *isnert rimshot here..*
    no seriously;; we need smarter kids like her in our schools. so what if it`s degrading being taught by a 10 year old? you can learn alot.
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    Wing92 Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    am i the only one who is getting a dead video from this?
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    mikeyisred Female 13-17
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    April 25, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    she`s so cute!

    we have a child prodigy at the middle school attatched to my high school. he`s a violinist, he`s played carnegie hall twice.
    it`s so fascinating to see natural talent like that. in music or in teaching.

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    CZX11 Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    WTF?! .......
  25. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    Confident? yes
    Child prodigy? not quite..
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    trinah1 Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2008 at 9:13 pm
    I think she is quite a prodigy. She was reading chapter books at 3 and a half, and writing 250,000 words a year when she was about 6 or 7.
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    ace_musicdj Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 3:00 am
    EWWW!!! Windows!
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    Jazzeh Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    I was reading by three, not too great. But nice to see we have some hope for the world :)
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    gorgokid333 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    you think thats intresting? my friend mark started reading at 2, wrote his first computer program when he was 5, and made his first thousand by 7.
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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    She`s at least a social prodigy, but that doesn`t say anything about her academic skills. Reading and writing at three and four isn`t that impressive these days, but it takes mad skillz for a ten year old to teach a college class.
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    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
    474 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    Hey, they said my name. :D
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    witchawitcha Female 13-17
    347 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 2:39 am
    reading @ 3 and writing @ four isnt impressive at all. i was reading at two years old (or so im told, i dont remember much from then) but she does seem pretty smart. good luck kid!
  33. Profile photo of RedNine
    RedNine Male 13-17
    99 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    I did my first scale-human sketch when I was bloody five.

    Also, this is one of the reasons many kids drop out of school: because there is a 10-YEAR-OLD who can do EVERYTHING better than you.

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