scary mum wrote:
It can work the other way. One of my children's achievements do not match their supposed IQ. It's not just about IQ, its what you are able to do with it. Would your child feel like a failure if they knew they had a high IQ but was not able to carry that through to the (sadly) important exam results?
Yes, it can work the other way round and it depends entirely on individual circumstances, I think. If we felt that there was a risk of a negative impact of knowing what's in the report, we would have been very selective in the extent to which we shared the contents of the report with him.
I am not suggesting at all that if a child is assessed, parents should always tell their DC the result. Bookmark's question was
Could it be a confidence booster? What have other parents done?
and my post was just an answer to that question. I said what we did, and how it worked out in our case - nothing more than that.