Does your gifted child explode over things that seem minor? Will your child collapse if they get one wrong answer? Does it seem that perfectionism and self-criticism rule their day? Well, none of this is unusual for gifted people. Gifted kids aren’t always happy little geniuses, proofing theorems and inventing new ways to save humanity.…… Continue reading How To Help Your Gifted Child Handle Frustration
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Is Your Child Bright or Gifted? Spot the Differences
One of my posts, Why Gifted Children Aren’t Their Teacher’s Favorite Students…. gets a lot of interest. Parents are surprised that having a gifted child doesn’t reap enthusiasm from the average educator. The general characteristics of a gifted person (intensity, drive, and complexity) can be downright disruptive in a general classroom. It often isn’t any easier…… Continue reading Is Your Child Bright or Gifted? Spot the Differences
Does Your Gifted Child Interrupt You Constantly? Respond This Way For Better Results
Gifted kids of all ages like to ask questions. Most of the time, they have an intensity that means they frequently interrupt people. It is one reason why they like books and online media. They can turn the page, scroll fast, and toggle back and forth without waiting for you! As understandable as this behavior…… Continue reading Does Your Gifted Child Interrupt You Constantly? Respond This Way For Better Results
Why Gifted Children Aren’t Their Teacher’s Favorite Students
Parents of bright children often want to have their child in programs for the gifted and talented. Parents of gifted children want their child to make more friends and spend less time in the principle’s office. Why? Gifted children of any age are rarely the teacher’s pet. Here are a few reasons: Bright kids are…… Continue reading Why Gifted Children Aren’t Their Teacher’s Favorite Students
What Psychologists Just Don’t Get About Raising Gifted Toddlers
I can’t take it any longer. If I hear one more professional on YouTube say that the difficulties begin when your child enters school, I am gonna cry. Real tears. For those younger kids. And their parents. CNN just ran a story in which a psychologist suggested not telling kids that they are “that special”. To…… Continue reading What Psychologists Just Don’t Get About Raising Gifted Toddlers
How To Spot A Gifted Child In Your Preschool Class (Or Your Living Room!)
Do you have a gifted kid? Do you teach one? You might not be able to tell the difference between a bright child and a gifted child by the number of letters they know, or the facts about dinosaurs they can recall. Here are some distinct signs that your child, student or therapy client is…… Continue reading How To Spot A Gifted Child In Your Preschool Class (Or Your Living Room!)
Is Your Gifted Child A Troublemaker?
Gifted and talented children are frequently leaders in their schools and communities. They often have advanced language skills and display an early and intense sense of humor. Gifted children can be the funny, outgoing, energetic kids who have deep empathy and abundant warmth. Wondering if your young child might be gifted? Read How To Spot A…… Continue reading Is Your Gifted Child A Troublemaker?
Should You Tell Your Gifted Child About Their Giftedness?
Your child is gifted. Perhaps a school psychologist has formally tested your child, or you have engaged private testing that indicated advanced skills. Or perhaps you watch your child on the ball field or in school plays. She just blows her peers away. Everyone knows that there is something very special about your child’s…… Continue reading Should You Tell Your Gifted Child About Their Giftedness?
Gifted Or Disordered? The Unrecognized Behavioral Traits of Young Gifted Children
Here is a short list of many common behavioral characteristics of gifted children: Spontaneous. Boundless enthusiasm. Intense focus on passions. Highly energetic. This is the child who doesn’t seem to need as much sleep or downtime as peers. Constantly asking questions. Constantly. Insatiably curious. Everything is interesting, all the time. Impulsive, eager and…… Continue reading Gifted Or Disordered? The Unrecognized Behavioral Traits of Young Gifted Children