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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote] Not around here. I? know plenty of parents who’ve paid for these gifted test. [/quote] My bad. That's weird. Maybe it's free if the teacher recommends or something. If it was $400, I'd just spare my kid the test and tell him he isn't gifted. ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]Good god you’re an idiot[/quote] :confused:...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]Gifted test are a money grab. Pay me $400, I’ll give your kid a test and tell you he/she is gifted. Can’t believe parents still fall for this racket. News flash.....your kid isn’t gifted. He/she is just a non athletic weirdo. [/quote] It's free frickstick. Now if you're talkin...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]lso....if he gets it you can use it as a bragging point. Everyone has that one friend or relative who brags about their kid all the fricking time. If that person in your life's kid isn't in gifted but yours is....GAME ON[/quote] :lol: Those people are aggravating as hell too. ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]Let your kid choose. Don’t be the guy who keeps your kid from doing enriching activities because you weren’t as smart as he is at his age. [/quote] :confused: I want my kids to be way more successful than me. Who doesn't? ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]our child gets one free GT eval per year, so why wait? We had to wait a certain amount of time between the two teachers’ requests. The outcome of this years test has no influence on whether Moustache Jr will be invited again.[/quote] Good point....
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]We didn’t mention anything about the test or the results to our son. He has had two GT test invites; at age 6 and 7. Both teachers recommended not talking about the test and we agreed with that. [/quote] Good advice, but my kid would definitely know what's up because his grandmother is...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]I would say let him get tested. And then see what happens. You never know what kind of doors he could open later on because he was in GT. Might be something he can put on a scholarship application later on. [/quote] He's only 1st grade. Is it best to test him now or better later? ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]Alternatively, if he's not tested, and is actually a gifted student, then you're impeding his development. That seems like it should trump the concerns over his pride for 2 seconds. [/quote] You're probably right on that front. ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]Remember that schools are designed for average people, not smart people. Many smart people languish in our shitty school system. [/quote] While I agree, smart doesn't necessarily= gifted/talented. ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]orry...you set yourself up saying that people in gifted were weird[/quote] :lol: Well, some of them in my class were weird and it even says they may be "eccentric" or "unique" in the paperwork the teacher sent home. Real talk, this is my worry. If he doesn't get it and his peers do...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]Before I was placed in GT I can remember me and a couple other kids finishing first before the other slower regular kids. [/quote] Finishing faster and being bored isn't really an indicator of being gifted, necessarily. I was tested and didn't get GT, but I was a high achiever (by grades) ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote] I know you're looking for serious responses now, but your OP came in a little hot. You said it was bull shite and gifted kids are weird. [/quote] Fair enough. I did go a little too crass. :cheers:...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote] was in advanced or honors classes from 8th grade on. It was so nice not to be held back by the kids who weren't very good academically. Some days when the teachers were out, I got to teach classes I'd taken the year before. [/quote] I'm a bit confused on everyone saying they were in honor...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]My daughter's school suggested we have her tested for GT in 2nd grade. She ended up being the valedictorian and is majoring in chemical engineering. GT added a few hours of math and science per week. For most of her elementary she was pulled out of regular classes a few times a week. This...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]You sound like you are just worried the test results will say your offspring is not gifted, thus reflecting poorly on your gene pool...[/quote] You got me. I'll hate my son if he isn't gifted. ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]Wow, even this turned into the typical OT lie thread. Of course, everyone here was in gifted[/quote] :lol: Well, to be fair, people who are gifted would tend to flock to this thread based on the title. ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]There must not have been many if you know how all of them are doing. [/quote] You're right. I used absolute language. I should have said most. THere are a couple who are doing great. ...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]So you think GT kids are isolated from their peers, but you keep up with the ones from your childhood enough to know their lives are terrible? [/quote] facebook brah. I can't help that some people post way too much information on social media. Some of them are doing great. My point was th...
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re: Testing your kids for Gifted/Talented classes - Moustache
[quote]He is a kid. He will get over in about 5 minutes. What you really mean is you are not sure if your pride could handle it. [/quote] I'm fine with it either way. He is the type that's really hard on himself. He will practice by himself with a tee for hours if he strikes out at a game- a...
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