In the article by Reis, according to research negative comments to gifted girls can haunt them for decades. I have a student whose parents are very hard on her and she always tells me that she gets in trouble when she gets bad grades. Come test time, she breaks down and cries because she is worried that she is not going to make a good grade. I worry that the parents' pressure on this child is going to affect her adult life and level of happiness.
I looked up swiftly. Maybe I was finally getting answers from this guy, "What do you mean?" The old man chuckled patronizingly, "I'm not talking about your case boy," he said, "I'm talking about something your one track mind can't accept."