When you have a gifted child, academically speaking, there is no question that the work they are doing in at least one subject area is too easy for them. They breeze through it without even slowing down, working their way through massive amounts of work in such a short period of time that it leaves you stunned and amazed…and scrambling to come up with something for them to do next. No matter how carefully you think you have planned their day, you will, at some point, discover that it wasn’t enough—and that you have no idea what they are going to do to fill their “school” hours.
They are brilliant. They are talented. And they are hard to keep up with. To many parents, the easy solution is moving them up a grade level (or even two), especially in a homeschooled setting, in order to find work that will be at least moderately more challenging (for at least a little while).
Of course, there are a number of benefits to this….