Mother of “boy genius” admits she faked his test results

by Caleb Reading

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nyt/20020302/ts_nyt/a_boy_genius__mother_admits_faking_tests

She said that Justin was unusually bright and that she was trying to open doors for him that would otherwise have remained closed.
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Justin did fine for a while, but in November began refusing to do any work, threw temper tantrums, kicked a hole in a school wall and confessed to a social worker that he did not want to live anymore.
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Justin’s mother said her son spoke at only seven conferences in 19 months and enjoyed doing it. She said she tried to remove him from the hospital because she was concerned about the drugs the doctors wanted to prescribe.
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But it questioned her parental judgment and noted that her “values and belief system are heavily involved with the talented and gifted ideas around her son.”
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“He was so forgiving when I told him the truth,” Ms. Chapman said. “He gave me a hug and said, ‘I understand.’ “

I’m sure he gave you a hug and said “I understand.” After all, we have no reason to think you would you lie to inflate your selfish ego, you evil stage-mothering bitch.

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