SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Referring to his son as “a prodigy of sorts,” Kyle Gundacker was ecstatic to learn his 6-year-old, Alex, may be gifted, after witnessing him zip up a jacket in just under 12 minutes.
“You gotta watch for the signs early,” says Kyle. “Some kids paint well, some show interest in a second language, some are adequate at fastening outerwear without making a whole thing out of it. Every child is special.”
Kyle says he and his wife are looking into enrichment programs at Alex’s elementary school, contending that children with large vocabularies, persistent curiosity, and advanced cognitive skills aren’t nearly as gifted as children capable of affixing one side of their jacket to the other without making you late for something.
“Looks like we’re two for two on genius kids,” adds Gundacker, who’s 8-year-old daughter Haley was skipped a grade after putting on shoes in under an hour.