Melissa - posted on 07/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have 2 HG sons. The older one, who is 11, keeps pestering me to show him the results of his IQ test he took a few years ago. He insists that it's his personal information and he deserves to know. In the past, I have always been able to redirect the conversation away from sharing the actual number by just telling him that his score was important only to ensure that his academic needs are being met. I do agree that he should be allowed to find out at some future time, but I fear that sharing the score now will lead to a competition between him and his peers and brother. I also explained that the number is somewhat irrelevant, since it doesn't guarantee success or failure, it's just one measure of a person's potential. But, he argues that if it isn't that important, I ought to just tell him. I was thinking of telling him I will show him once he is a certain age. What do you think?