The Ten-Year-Old Child Prodigy

Submitted by: littlemissqt 9 years ago in

""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.""
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Male 99
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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Female 347
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!
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Male 474
Hey, they said my name. :D
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Female 1,231
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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Male 227
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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Female 464
I was reading by three, not too great. But nice to see we have some hope for the world :)
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Male 33
EWWW!!! Windows!
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Female 156
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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Male 650
Confident? yes
Child prodigy? not quite..
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Male 178
WTF?! .......
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Female 161
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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Male 21
am i the only one who is getting a dead video from this?
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Female 173
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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Female 2,074
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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Female 2,074
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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Male 909
That was pretty cool, if I do say so myself!
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Male 1,853
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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Female 66
i wanted to give the kid a slap.
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Female 2,674
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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Male 127
CHIYO-CHAN!!
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Male 315
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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Male 214
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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Male 214
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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Female 380
"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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Male 592
ahh, ball state. My university beat them in the international bowl; I was there. It was fun.
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Female 1,984
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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Female 169
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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Female 1,984
I don`t consider her a child prodigy. However, she is quite articulate.
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Male 483
she seems quite intelligent, but i definitly wouldnt consider her a child prodigy.
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Male 47
Reading at 3 isn`t impressive but she does seem very precocious and articulate for her age.
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Male 263
Maybe all kids should be taught by kids instead of adults who think they know everything.
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Male 340
Interesting. Strange, but interesting.
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Female 1,605
Link: The Ten-Year-Old Child Prodigy [Rate Link] - ``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.``
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