Quoting Flag:" My brother is gifted, and went into advanced 'gifted' classes and they turned him into the biggest jerk- ... [snip!] ... was so much smarter than everyone else, and ughh. I would NEVER put my kid in gifted classes because of what happened with him."
Quoting Blythe.:" but he was much smarter than everyone he didn't just think that. My little cousin was like that, he just couldn't communicate well with people that weren't his speed"
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" From what I've heard, pre-k is too young to really establish whether or not a kid will end up "gifted." ... [snip!] ... They say 3rd/4th grade are the deciding years, when some advanced kids fall back to a normal place and other kids accelerate."
Quoting Supafly★:" The higher the IQ, the more difficult it is to communicate and relate to other people. OP my brother ... [snip!] ... just don't make a big deal out of it. Don't use the word "gifted" - they'll figure it out on their own. And don't compare. "
Quoting I AM TRON:" Maybe have him tested so you have that documented for future teachers, but I wouldn't put him in any ... [snip!] ... is right where he should be, I wouldn't worry to much about it, just make sure your attention is divided equally between them. "
Quoting john casey (mtka):" gavin isnt a younger sibling. he is bens twin. we work real hard to not compare.... and we are good ... [snip!] ... if they put them in higher grades how would that effect gavin? i dont want ben to negatively effect gavin or vise versa. grrr"
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" You might want to consider not making a big deal about the "gifted" stuff to your gifted kid either. ... [snip!] ... matter much if he doesn't learn to do the bs grunt work that needs to be done in order to find himself in a brilliant career."
Quoting john casey (mtka):" yeah ben is highly social and he doesnt realize how smart he is. he also doesnt realize he teaches gavin ... [snip!] ... ben started teaching him after that. lol. its actually very cute and gavin takes instruction from ben better than from me or dh"