Is your child gifted? Of course, all parents think their child is exceptional but giftedness goes beyond being smart or talented.
Giftedness is an inborn trait, marked by high intuition, curiosity, and an early ability to observe details and grasp abstract concepts. Gifted children often seem to have very unconventional ideas or approaches to problems. Their brains are wired a different way, and ironically they may not even do well in a traditional classroom set-up. They’re often labeled ‘difficult,’ ‘lazy’ or ‘weird,’ and sadly their incredible potential can be wasted because they didn’t get the right support or motivation.
However, with these early signs parents can encourage a gifted child from the very beginning. The signs can emerge as early as a few months after birth and become more apparent in the toddler years. [Read more…]