Originally Posted by Lorel
I tend to feel awkward when anyone brings up accomplishments or giftedness out of context. It would never occur to me to declare my kid's abilities to a near stranger unless there was some good reason.

That�s probably because your child is so shockingly advanced for age smile

Originally Posted by kcab
Dottie - maybe she just feels like it's safe to talk to you about her kid's accomplishments? Or maybe that's not it, but might still be a useful interpretation to use.

I tend to mention some more mundane accomplishments because I don�t want lurkers, whether they are parents or educators, to believe that every HG kid (or YS) is doing calculus at eight.