Will My Child Be OK? Tell Me About the Big Picture.

In a recent post-test conference, a father said, “I’m a big picture guy” and proceeded to ask throughout the conference how both giftedness and our recommendations would affect his daughter’s life now and in the future.  This brief Big Picture is for that loving father and parents like him.

 

Background

Sharing Test Results with Your Child

Betty Maxwell, M.A.

 

Many parents ask for advice as to what to tell their child following testing or a post-test conference. Each child is different and so each situation has its own gestalt, but there are some generalizations we would like to pass on for your consideration. We feel it is important to stick to the truth but speak in child-friendly ways.