Apropos of nothing at all, I wanted to issue a call to my colleagues and readers to avoid letting their children skip grades in school. I know there are a lot of very bright people here, and presumably their children will be likewise.
Some of you may know my history, that I graduated high school at age 14.
Later, at age 20, I was in the room when a child prodigy who had been pushed and pushed by his parents went insane. He was 16.
He is still alive, a gibbering hulk fueled by psychotropic medications.
My children have all stayed with their age-appropriate grade level. They have the pleasures that I never had, being best in class, always having high grades, valedictorian etc. I'm grateful to have been able to give them that.