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Gifted? To test or not to test?

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I feel my son has some creative capacities that are beyond his years and I'd like to have him tested for "giftedness"  (I don't want to start a whole discussion on that, let's just leave it at that).  At his school there is a club for "gifted" kids that is by invitation only, no other separate curriculum.  I think he would enjoy it and also meet some like-minded kids.  My problem is I need to meet with the school psychologist before they do an evaluation and I'm just having such behavioral issues with him lately I don't know how I can be a good cheerleader for him right now.  Specifically he's been very hard to control (he's 8), he has boundless energy and he's pretty convinced that he shouldn't be treated "like a child" and told what to do.  Nothing crazy, but normal energetic boy things, and apparently one sign of giftedness.  I should also mention that he is well behaved at school.  Should I go through with it?

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I'm confused about the cheerleader part? I think you can present the info to the psychologist and tell him/her you would like your child tested. All kids have behavioral issues on and off...you are not obligated to discuss them.

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