I know that your child is gifted, because you told me.
You told me how smart she was the day we met. And then, the next day, on the phone you reminded me that she was highly gifted.
I might not have noticed how incredibly gifted your son was, what with him digging in his ass all day…
I’m pretty sure you know that there are many gifts that children have. There are gifts easily measured on IQ tests, there are gifts of humility and gifts of humanity. There are children who are extremely gifted in the arts, the sciences and some kids are just plain average but they have beautiful smiles.
Your highly gifted kid is bugging me. Teach them some manners, some humility and teach the little prince to shake hands and make eye contact.
Your entitlement, as the parent of a highly gifted child, is building a wall around your child. Unfortunately it’s a wall of parents who have their backs turned. We’re not interested in your kid’s IQ until you can figure out a way to discuss all of our children without making yours first. We don’t want ill mannered brats in our home. We’re pretty sure that we’re smarter than your seven year old, and we do not wish to be challenged by a child.
I gifted my kids with basic manners. Your turn.