Indeed. My first two read fluently by the time they were 4 - I read beyond high-school level in the first grade - and aside from attitude problems did quite well in school. The third wasn't able to read, so I put him in a pre-school, which did nothing for him. By the time he was in first grade, the teachers were making snarky remarks about his home environment. Apparently they missed the part about his siblings' abilities, with one of them even in the gifted and talented program. He was finally diagnosed with learning disabilities after two miserable years of fighting the system, after he was also diagnosed with a mild form of epilepsy, and in spite of barely passing most of his elementary and middle school classes and failing the rest, was judged "not disabled enough" to get any special help other than what I could give him. We persevered, and he finally went on to make the Dean's list in a local community college, majoring in accounting of all things, and manages a large health food store's warehouses, while one of his brothers didn't even finish high school and runs a forklift in a Rubbermaid warehouse thanks to his wife's parents' influence, and the other who was in the gifted and talented program ended up flipping pizza dough.