I’m new to parenting gifted children
You think your child(ren) may be gifted, or you just found out he/she is. This is an exciting time. Maybe you’re feeling scared or you don’t know what to expect. You’re welcome here to share experiences with us or with fellow visitors. Also, we’re writing blogs for you with more information, and you’ll be able to learn more about the 7 challenges of the gifted child. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do for you!
“My daughter, Olivia, just turned six. Ever since she was a baby, she has been different than her big brother David, who is nine years old. Olivia was reading a year before her age peers were and has always asked me questions about what the meaning of life is, for instance. I recently started learning more about giftedness and am very curious to find out more. I recognize a lot of it in Olivia, and there are also things I relate to David. Through Take on Talents I hope to learn more about how to deal with my wonderful daughter: is she gifted, and if so: what can I do to make her te best version of herself?”
I have (some) experience parenting gifted children
You know your child(ren) is/are gifted. But you are always eager to learn more about giftedness and how to help you child to become the best version of him/herself. You’re welcome here to share experiences with us or with fellow visitors. Also, we’re writing blog posts for you with more information, and you’ll be able to learn more about the 7 challenges of the gifted child.
Please let us know if there’s anything we can do for you!
“I am father of three children. Caleb, 14; Aaron, 12 and Lily, 9. All three of them were tested and found to be gifted. When I first learned about this, I was shocked. My wife and I had never considered this was possible; we aren’t that intelligent, are we? Caleb was 9 when we found out. We kept on having trouble in class: he wasn’t interested in learning in school, but at home he could tell me more then I ever knew about the galaxy. We’re working closely with the gifted coordinator in school now, but it isn’t always easy. I’m keeping up with Take on Talents to make sure I don’t miss any vital information.”
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What is giftedness?
How do I recognize whether my child is gifted?
- Learns rapidly, easily, and efficiently
- Has exceptionally large vocabulary for their age
- Demonstrates unusual reasoning power
- Has an unusually strong memory, but is bored with memorization and recitation
- Needs little outside control — applies self discipline
- Has a liking for structure, order, and consistency
- Is flexible in thinking patterns; makes unusual associations between remote ideas
- Displays a great curiosity about objects, situations, or events; asks provocative questions
- Makes good grades in most subjects
- Has a power of concentration, an intense attention that excludes all else
- Provides very alert, rapid answers to questions
- Is resourceful, solving problems by ingenious methods
- Has avid interest in science or literature
- Reveals originality in oral and written expression
- Has a power of abstraction, conceptualization and synthesis
- Is secure emotionally
- Tends to dominate peers or situations
- Uses a lot of commonsense
- Displays a willingness to accept complexity
- Is perceptually open to his or her environment