I feel I have been fairly traumatized by my own school experiences, particularly elementary school. Now that elementary school for DS is approaching and I will have to have all these conferences regarding early entry (he's born about two weeks after the cutoff and may be entered on request with the public schools principal's consent, if applicable the private school's principal's consent, and the preschool's endorsement) I am afraid of getting all sorts of "flashbacks", not being able to keep my humble cool, getting on the wrong side of all these people and generally ruin things for DS before he's even started!
I am wondering if this kind of projection is typical for the parents of gifted kids, since chances are one or both of the parents has been a gifted kid themselves, whether it is cultural thing (I live in Europe and attention to gifted education is pretty much a new thing) and how making new experiences as parents has played out for you.
It's my first poll, I hope it works. Suggestions appreciated!
Edited by Tigerle - 1/4/12 at 12:51pm