Mine is very gifted (tested and confirmed not just me saying so) but I prefer not to say anything about it (hence the anon post). In the past week I've had a mom telling me about how her 2 year old is so gifted because she's starting to form sentences, another tell me her 10 year old is the smartest, most gifted child ever because she builds cardboard doll houses (with patterns from the internet she just follows them and they're nothing spectacular). In the next breath she's telling me how it's a battle to get her to do her homework because she struggles so much. Yet another told me her son (who was just held back) is gifted because she read an article about how gifted kids don't need much sleep and he has never been a good sleeper.
I don't have a problem with others having gifted kids. I know there are many kids out there more gifted than mine and he isn't better than anyone else. I just smile and nod. But it sure would make it easier to find someone who can relate to the unique challenges of raising a very gifted child if every parent wasn't claiming their child is gifted!
I just want a friend who can understand.