No, I'm definitely not embarrassed because I have the right to express how sad and pathetic it is that these mothers with low self esteem aren't proud enough of their children's normal/average abilities therefore they turn around and create a false image of being 'gifted, advanced, blah blah blah' for the poor child that he/she will never feel they can be/obtain. If these mothers make a habit of publishing how advanced or gifted their child is(which only 6% of the US is gifted), those poor children will wonder why their mother lies about there true ability then answer their own question with..."I must not be good enough". Working with children, I see it ALL of the time and I make it a point to inform the parents to not toss around the words 'advanced, gifted, etc so frivolously but instead, pay attentiom to the CHILD'S favorite talent (singing, artwork, organizing things like their toys/books, etc) and compliment THEM on it! These children's abilities are not a contest in life, but once you start comparing (which is a bad parental move) the child's self-esteem suffers, because they know the deep down truth. Parents need to just be proud of there average children for who they are, praise them and be honest. To the parents who actually have one of the rare 6% gifted or advanced children, its a tough road out there, please dont lose the 'child' in your little one. The more you speak about how advanced they are (to the child or around), the more they depend on the ONE area of talent to carry them through life, possibly giving up any effort.