I am new to this board and am having a hard time accepting that my son is "highly gifted" (as the books say) I see an adorable 6 year old whose funny, sweet, lovable, and ok he carries around a talking dictionary for fun. He was tested after a perfect score on his SESAT and yes the psychologist was impressed. I'm not sure if anyone out there is having a hard time with the "diagnosis" as I am but I feel a lot of pressure not to let the little guy down. Now, to my problem: he is in a great school but the homework he comes homework is a joke. I have a meeting with his teacher on Friday so I need advice on how to explain his needs without seeming like a pushy mom who thinks her son is "special". I am just scared that the fun is going to wear off and he is going to get board with school because he is not challenged.
Any suggestions appreciated