Parents of gifted children usually can't help but notice their children's exceptional abilities. They wonder, though, if these exceptional abilities mean that their child is gifted. Sure, the child is smart, really smart, but is that gifted...or just bright? This is the number one question parents ask, and it can be hard to feel comfortable with an answer. It takes a bit of reading to reach a point of comfort, but a good way to start understanding the difference between bright and gifted is to take a look at a comparison of bright vs. gifted children.