Educating Nathan: the story of a profoundly gifted child

One mother’s epic quest to find the right school for her profoundly gifted son.

To learn more about the challenges of raising such a brilliant child, read Raising a profoundly gifted child. Nathan was reading at 6 months. By his first birthday, he was speaking in full sentences. When he was ready for kindergarten, his mother couldn’t find a school to meet his oversized intellect.


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