I personally support the idea that parents should show their children that they appreciate academic success- especially at a young age. It becomes something that the child remembers as he or she grows older. Moderation is the key. One shouldn't spoil the child too much or you will become like one of those 'rich bitches' or 'rich man-bitches' that attend my university.
a.) bright- and yes there are lot of bright Sensors as there are a lot of not-so-bright iNtuitives.
b.) spent THOUSANDS of dollars on SAT prep!!!!
A lot of people say that the SAT is a "follow your gut" test but I don't think I had to do that at all. If anything I'd say that my Ti (strong analytical skills) helped me a lot more than my Ne.
I'm happy I got my sky-high SAT score for near free (well, I paid money to take the test and I did take the PSAT.. twice.)