dangermom Posted July 19, 2008 Share Posted July 19, 2008 I haven't been around much lately, but my daughter just turned 8 and is, I would say, pretty bright. She's not highly gifted or anything, but she's bright and working above grade level in everything (she's going into 3rd--we just use age levels and do what we want). She's always had very good small motor skills, and probably reads at a high-school level at least--she has enjoyed books like The prince and the pauper and The wonderful adventures of Nils, that sort of thing. She hasn't met a book she couldn't handle--and yet she still likes "Pony Pals" because she likes horses, heh. At a guess, I'd say her IQ is somewhere between 130-140. Not brilliant or anything, just bright. She's probably smarter than I am, and I'm 132, so that's what I'm basing it on. (I hope it's not considered weird to say that, but I figure you're all smarter than me too, so why worry?) So for the first time I'm wondering if I ought to get her tested, and whether it would help us at all. I feel capable of handling her education for the next several years, I'm not planning on putting her into PS anytime soon. I don't know of any reason I should do it, but OTOH I'm probably missing something. So, all you more experienced parents--would testing be worth the trouble, at this age and considering what we're doing? Would it help me at all? Maybe I should add that we live in Northern CA, and our city is not very large. I don't know that there are a ton of resources for us here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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