Host Marti's picture
Host Marti

Welcome to the gifted children board!

I just wanted to welcome everyone to our new and improved boards.  I think that everyone will love the new updated boards, they are so easy to navigate and to read. 
I am Marti and I will be here to help you with any questions you might have and to enjoy the boards with you!  Please let me know any suggestions or feedback you might have.  If there are any great boards we should add, I would love to hear what you think.
Again, welcome and I look forward to getting to know everyone soon.

iristhei's picture

Good afternoon to everyone. I am from P.R i would like to know when is a child considered a gifted child? Hope to hear from someone soon bye.

kprod98's picture

I am a single working mom with an 8 year old gifted son. We have a stable life and I have been as conscientious as possible about his education. Mostly he has been a very typical gifted kid. Just recently though he is showing signs of high anxiety and extreme insecurity. Is this normal for a gifted kid? Do you know any resources that might shed some light on this?


Hestin's picture

We found out our daughter was gifted in 1st grade. The school sent home a letter stating that she had scored high on an overall assessment test and has teacher recommendation to be tested for the gifted program. She went through a test with the counselor and then the gifted teacher and scored really high on both tests. Thats how we found out.

I will tell you that they do not display a high level of intelligence. The teacher she had in kdg was pushing to have her tested for ADD. I hear they all are different and I now have two and they are so very different. My daughter is very absent minded while my son pays attention to every tiny detail.

FYI: Thomas Edison's principal told his mother that they could no longer school him as he was unable to learn.