Noor - posted on 03/02/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have just learned my son's IQ is below 70 and although he has been diagnosed with a learning disability, I was unaware of the extent of it. He is a very social, kind, loving 9 year old with many friends. His teacher says on the playground you would never know that he struggles so much in school. At first my dreams of him becoming an accomplished MD or phD quickly disappeared and I started to panick. I have 3 sons and my oldest is one of the smartest in his school. My youngest is 3 and pretends to read books and loves to draw and color (similar to his oldest brother). I would never pressure my children into going into a field they don't want to, but now I am dealing with one above avg student and one below avg. I never want my son to feel stupid or incapable of doing things that he just can't do. I know that focusing on the positives and looking into vocational schools in the future maybe an option. How do I maximize his potential without overloading him? At the same time I feel like my oldest is not getting recognized for his accomplishments like he deserves because I don't want my second son to feel bad or "stupid". I love all my boys so much and I want them to have bright futures regardless of IQ scores.