How old or what grade was your child in when they were identified as gifted? Did the school test them and if so was it your idea or the schools? If they were placed in gifted classes , did it help them? I'd love to hear from moms' with gifted children or those who work with them.
I'm very reluctant to push the issue with my son's school. His kindergarden teacher believed he was very gifted, she said one of the brightest students she had taught. Then nothing else was said to me, other than he is very intelligent, not working up to his potential. In first grade the teacher made no mention of giftedness. So neither did I. In second grade the teacher twice mentioned that if he were more motivated and focused he would have the opportunity for enrichment activities. That's what his school calls it. They have a gifted teacher who pulls students out to work with them. I asked for advice on motivating him and that was the end of that. He doesn't enjoy school and frequently complains of being bored.I don't want to be that PITA annoying parent that thinks her little sunshine is so smart or whatever. I am starting to wonder if I should bring the issue up and request testing? If he's not gifted, I am fine with that. I'm not hung up on the idea. I just don't want him wasting away at school being unchallenged. I have to go but will be back to the post later tonight.