We're a few days away from my sons results meeting and I am a wreck... if he's GIFTED I'll be freaked out I will ruin him and he'll end up cleaning floor instead of an astronaut. If he's anything less, I have a laundry list of other concerns/anxieties. How will I ever look at him the same way, etc. How did you deal and what questions do I ask the doc?
Asked by hibbingmom at 9:44 PM on Jul. 29, 2009 inLevel 35 (71,876 Credits)
Answer by rkoloms at 10:14 AM on Jul. 30, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:06 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by ldmrmom at 10:52 AM on Jul. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Jul. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Jul. 30, 2009
Your son is still the same kid he was before taking the test.
Gifted means lots of things, but it doesn't mean "troubled" or "perfect." Obviously he's bright or they wouldn't be testing. If he qualifies you most likely have options for what to do about it, including doing nothing. If he doesn't you still have a very bright child. It's a win win situation.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 1:24 PM on Jul. 30, 2009
Answer by giftmom at 9:36 PM on Jul. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Aug. 2, 2009