I told Patience that I’d link to an old post that also linked to another blogger talking about the way parents of gifted children often try to downplay their kids’ abilities.
So the old post is called Dirty Words
But if you don’t want to read that, I’d still suggest looking at the post linked there, from the now-defunct (I think) Yet Another Homeschool Blog.
Since this is a blog about homeschooling and giftedness, it may seem strange for me to say that parents of gifted kids downplay their kids’ abilities. But this is my one outlet — my one place to connect with others in the same boat without having to see the looks on the faces of those who disagree or disapprove. Most of the time we’re on “orange alert”; I can say one of the benefits of taking up knitting is that in groups of parents talking excitedly/heatedly about school or education, I can look intently at the needles without feeling too awkward!