QOTW differences in sibling IQs

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QOTW differences in sibling IQs
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Sun, 11-14-2010 - 11:54am

I see the board is still a bit slow, but of course it's a busy time of year. A short question for this week: do all of your children have IQs that are relatively close together? And are they close to yours/your hubbie's?

A long time ago I read that IQs typically do not differ more than 15 pts among siblings, and I cannot count the number of times people have -already- asked me if my youngest is 'just as gifted' as her two big sisters... Of course I tell them a. it's too early to tell and b. I'm not focusing on it or concerned about it at all. But yes, my oldest two indeed are not far apart in IQ.... and they're above both DH and me (we're 'just' gifted', not extremely...). And then again, the IQ in itself maybe only tells part of the story... because of their different personalities and characteristics we all show our 'giftedness' in very different ways and levels!

Suzanne

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Sun, 11-14-2010 - 3:07pm

I don't know the kids IQ's. I just have percentiles on them and both are in the same percentile. They look totally different though!

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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 11:27am

I only have IQ on dd20, but yeah, I'd say they all look similar. It's actually strange to me when I see a family with one gifted child and the rest average. I really can't imagine that. They do have different strengths and weaknesses, absolutely, and different life experiences have shaped them differently, but they all are very bright.

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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 12:36pm

I have not been here for awhile - thought I would get back to it.

My dds have not had IQ tests, but my yougest has some tests for the gifted program (it was W something). Anyway - I would assume that theirs would be very different. They are totally different - in their strenghts and weaknesses. My youngest who is in a gifted program

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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 10:51pm

Our story is similar to yours. We have 2 older girls who have tested as gifed, and a 2 yr old who is a bright joyful child (way too early to tell but is very similar to her sisters). Both dh and I tested as gifted as students.

Cathie, mom to Audrey & Emily 12 yrs, Libby 2 yrs
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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 12:38pm

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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 10:03am

So far, yes.

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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 12:49pm

Big differences in this family.

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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 5:35pm
ah....so both are families are statistical exceptions ;-)
Suzanne
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 5:41pm
That's funny you should mention that Ann, your DDs sound a lot like my oldest two. Our oldest is besides very creative also not the talkative type. When she was tested I was almost sure she'd show a big difference in the verbal and performing halfs of the test, the verbal being less strong. How wrong I was... she got ceiling scores in both fields.... but apparently she just uses her verbal skills differently... She's the one underachieving tremendously in perspective to her IQ, but she's quite content, always busy making things, and likes to blend in in school, so I let her... Our second DD gets better grades as she shows more 'reproductive' powers... DD1s powers can be found more in combining elements in surprising ways for new insights, not so much remembering details and being able to reproduce them on command....
Suzanne
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 8:21am

Too soon to tell for my younger one, he's only 18 months with a

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