To Mensa or not to Mensa?
My 8 year old son was recently tested for the gifted program at his school. Yesterday we found out that those test scores make him eligible for Mensa. I emailed with a woman who works for Mensa with my worries over the stress that could be placed on such a young person if we submit his results to them. She assured me it would be great for him and for my husband and I as well. I am not sure if that is a biased opinion, as they have a special interest group dedicated to boosting the membership of Mensa, or if it would really be a good thing for my son.
Does anyone have a child in Mensa? If so, how do you like it? How does the child like it?
I am just worried that this is a huge thing to put on an 8 year old. I am also worried how his little brothers would feel, if it would be like growing up in his shadow. Also, the kid already has grandparents and teachers inflating his ego, does he really need more of that?