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I saw an interesting facebook post from an acquaintance this week. 

She had her preschool age son tested for the gifted program and he qualified. She posted his IQ score on her facebook page. 

I found that to be pretty tacky. 

First of all, his IQ isn't as high as she thinks it is. LOL And it just seemed like kind of childish bragging. 

Would you ever post your child's IQ on a public forum like that?

by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:24 PM

I'm not sure really. I might...... I've had some hard times with my boys (one is autistic and one is dyslexic) so if their IQs were high I might want to brag a little.

BTW they never have had IQ tests.

by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM
DS was tested in school. He scored well but they never suggested he join the gifted program, our standards are high here. Unlike a lot of CMers, I am OK with him not labeled as gifted.
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by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:31 PM
No, I wouldn't.
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by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM
I don't know which is more tacky, her bragging to her friends & family on Facebook or you talking shit behind her back, on a completely different public forum....
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by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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I actually find most of these replies tacky. I'm sitting here rolling my eyes at you women for putting this mother down for her possible low income and "not as bright as she thinks" child. Then some go on to mention how their kid is in the gifted program or has a high iq but your not bragging.... Right.
Does it make you feel better about your mediocre kid to talk badly about this mother and child?
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by Bronze Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Since I don't post anything about my kids on a public forum, especially FB, I wouldn't do what she did. And since my MIL was a long-time teacher (just recently retired) of gifted students, unless the IQ score was extremely high, she'd probably be the first to burst our bubble. Not that she doesn't think her grandsons are extraordinary, but she would have her gifted teacher hat on and be realistic about the whole thing.

by Queen25Princes on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM
No I would not.
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by Emerald Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

No, I would not.  Posting stuff like that is ridiculous and I honestly don't see the point.  A child's IQ is no one's business other than his parents.

by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM
I guess it is at least good she is proud of her son - bit geez - she is making herself look very silly.

Quoting maxswolfsuit:

I'm not sure she really gets that. 

She hasn't met with the school. She just got the private report I don't know if that into goes into plan B. 

Quoting Kris_PBG:

Same criteria as our district - and we have one private psychologist JUST like that too...

Amazing how her kids that are tested can often barely make it in the program - or have to be asked to leave...

So she is bragging about her child's non- gifted IQ that she needs to use her free/reduced lunch status to get him in the program? Lol - oh dear!

Quoting maxswolfsuit:

He must have had an alternative qualification because of income. 

The cut off is 130, but if the student is low income they can qualify with lower if they demonstrate gifted traits. 

It seems like all the kids who test with this one psychologist end up just barley making it. 

Quoting Kris_PBG:

That would not qualify for the gifted program in my district! Does it in hers???

And no - I would NEVER do that!!! Who does that???? (Well - obviously besides this women!!!)

Quoting maxswolfsuit:

Quoting DrDoofenshmirtz:

No, that is tacky.  It is on thing to be excited that he got into a giftedprogam, but another to post his score. Now you have me curious, what is it?  We just had a parent at school test their child and now thinks she is a genius because she is at 115. And I would say average at our school is 125, so that made it even funnier.

It was above average. But they used a private evaluator who gets considerably higher scores than the school psychologists at all the local schools. 

His was in the low 120s. High for sure. But nothing out of the ordinary. 

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by Laura on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:38 PM

It so sounds like something a friend of mine would do. I love her, but she can be over the top. I doubt I'd post that on fb. I might post about being proud of him/her. But, I posted I was proud that he was singing along with me to a classic rock song, so, who knows? Lol

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