Five things to remember as you are attending interviews and reading report cards.
1. Only 2% of children are gifted.
2. If your child is not achieving at school, don't tell the teacher that it's because they are gifted and bored.
3. Don't plan a career in rocket science because your kid did well in year one and two. They may or may not go well in the future. Similarly, kids who struggle early on won't necessarily end up pushing trolleys at woolworths. Don't get too depressed or too cocky whatever the report says.
4. Parents tend to be a bit delusional about the intelligence of their kids. When Nathan was in year one I was amazed (and depressed) hearing how apparently brilliant all the other kids were at reading and writing. I teach those same kids now (5 years on) and am underwhelmed.
5. C is sound. Sound is okay.
I know I've written this kind of stuff before, but really. Listen up.