By SwaggyP - 9/5/2019 16:00
Today, we got the IQ test results back, which show our daughter is on the high end of the genius scale. This confirms what my wife and I have long feared: our 6-year-old is FAR smarter than we are. No wonder she wins all the arguments we have. FML
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By  Charlie Given  |  21

Being a genius isn't everything it's cracked up to be she'll have a lot of issues with ostracization and alienation especially from teachers and peers you may want to look into getting her into a school that specializes in high intelligence children, it'll be better for her in the long run. 😊

By  BEEEEES  |  15

Why would you FEAR that your daughter would be smarter, this way she might be able to do something amazing with her life instead of complaining that her daughter is smarter than her

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By  Charlie Given  |  21

Being a genius isn't everything it's cracked up to be she'll have a lot of issues with ostracization and alienation especially from teachers and peers you may want to look into getting her into a school that specializes in high intelligence children, it'll be better for her in the long run. 😊

By  Sonotsuave  |  32

I understand because my younger brother’s somewhat similar; he probably wasn’t quite genius level at 6, but still gifted and AAP, getting perfect test scores without trying, etc.

It can be a little hard because it’s difficult to challenge such intellectually strong children and sometimes there’s social implications, but I would mainly see this as a good thing because your kid has a lot of potential and grounds for achievements. Congratulations

By  Dr_Alex  |  7

... and it's an FML why? I have a newborn, and I would LOVE to be in the same situation you are in. If you think otherwise -- you are an idiot, sorry.

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  Nhayaa  |  15

That's what people say when they don't know much about what's it like to be "gifted" as some doctors put it. Trust me, with the world we're leaving in, it's a freaking nightmare. Everybody think it's about quantity ("being more") but it's actually about quality. Our brain is wired differently. We are more, yep. If you think Gen Y is a pain in the ass, seaking for meaning, purpose, transparency, wanting to change the world etc, you can multiply it by 10 and add high sensitivity and self-awareness that make us feel like sh*t. Yep, as some might say "be careful what you wish for".

By  TxKitten79  |  9

There should be no arguments. It should be, "I'm the parent, now go to your room." She's smart enough to learn to respect you if you actually learn to put your foot down.

By  BEEEEES  |  15

Why would you FEAR that your daughter would be smarter, this way she might be able to do something amazing with her life instead of complaining that her daughter is smarter than her

By  bluhbluhbluh  |  14

Although this is a good thing, I understand why this can be an fml. My brother is also the same and my parents have faced many more challenges raising him than the rest of his siblings. Even from a young age he was able to get what he wanted through manipulation or persuasion and sometimes it felt as if he didn't respect them as much as he should because of that. Raising a child who may be smarter than you are makes it feel like you're losing some sense of authority in a parent/ child relationship, so it's important to find the right balance between parenting and advising for example. Sorry for the long comment but I thought some people might want an insight as to why this may be an fml at all.