When I decided against redshirting my four-year-old, he had a lot of growing up to do, and he had trouble adjusting to the regimen of school.
My son didn’t want to take the pills, but despite my reservations, I lied and told him they were safe. And because I am his mom, he believed me.
The great big book of parenting (which none of us actually receives) never warned me of the absolute fear I would have of an empty nest.
Having gifted kids isn’t something most people can easily talk about with other parents, unless their kids are also gifted: