But for my mother, I could have been skipped a grade or two, to my lifelong detriment. She was bumped ahead two grades in grade school, a move she always regretted. As a result of her experience, she promised herself she would never allow it to be done to her children.
Mom was brilliant, and could easily handle the work. What no one was thinking about was the loss of friends and social immaturity which crippled her emotionally for a while. And who knows, maybe led to her marriage at age 15, which she didn’t regret, but come on now.