Understanding a Few Problems that Gifted Children Often Deal with in School

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. Last year, we began the process of identifying Aiden as a “gifted” child. His teachers told us he was acting differently than his peers, spoke in a more advanced manner, and showed a lot of interest in things kids his age usually don’t care for. After he was evaluated, we... Read More


3 Steps that Can Make a Difference in Your Gifted Child’s Life

Consider the following story as it relates to this blog’s topic. My friend, Alice, recently found out that her youngest child, Tyler, is gifted, as in more advanced than his classmates when it comes to learning. My immediate reaction was to congratulate her. However, her response to my excitement took me aback. She looked worried and told me that she... Read More


Tips for Taking Notes Effectively and Constructively in Class

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. Sarah came home with a note from her teacher saying she’d have to serve a day of detention because she hadn’t been taking notes during class. This is the same teacher who constantly tells me that Sarah is such a bright and gifted student; literally one of her best. I... Read More


A Watchful Eye: Knowing the Characteristics of Giftedness in Children

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. I think it was early last year when Carlos and I noticed that our little girl was acting in a way I’d never seen before in a six-year old. A few weeks before Christmas, while her two brothers were asking for toys and video games, she asked us for a... Read More


Knowing the Pros and Cons of Grade Skipping a Gifted Child

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. My husband and I were so proud when our daughter’s teacher informed us that she is ahead of the curve in all academic areas and that she shows creativity beyond her years. Her school suggested that she skip a grade, taking her directly from 5th to 7th grade. While excited... Read More


A Few Dos and Don’ts to Keep in Mind When Raising Your Gifted Child

Consider the following story as it relates to this week’s topic. I ran into JP, one of my old high school buddies, at the market. I think it’s been about 10 years since I’d last seen him. He told me about his oldest kid, who just turned nine. Apparently, she’s about to start school at some fancy new place designed... Read More


Gifted or Bright: Can You Spot the Difference?

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. About a month ago, we got a call from Stephanie’s school and were extremely happy when we were told she might be a candidate for enrolling in an alternate program for gifted children. It was a lot of information to take in, but they basically said she has the qualities... Read More


What a Gifted Testing Session Involves and Moving Forward with Your Child

“My daughter excelled throughout first grade, completing all of her work early and then looked for more to do. I was concerned that she wasn’t challenged enough, though. She is so well-behaved that I’m worried now that her teacher may not notice that she’s bored.” “On the last day of school, my son’s teacher told me how impressed she was... Read More


4 Ways to Help You Support Your Gifted Child

Consider the following story as it relates to this piece. Jenny, our next-door neighbor, recently told us that her son started therapy even though he’s only 9 years old! He’s apparently been extremely stressed with some of his schoolwork to the point where he began developing some anxiety. When I found out, I couldn’t believe it! I mean, how can... Read More


How Giftedness and Anxiety Can Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Consider the following story as it relates to this week’s piece.  Last week, my husband and I were called into our daughter’s school. We knew, going in, that she wasn’t in trouble. After all, she’s the type of girl who cares a lot about grades, impressing her teachers and avoiding any type of conflict. We met with her school principal.... Read More