How can you tell? You can answer the following questions and see how many of the behaviors apply to your child. Remember, though, not all gifted children are alike, so not every gifted child will have all of these behaviors, but if some of these behaviors sound familiar, you might want to learn more about gifted kids!
DOES YOUR CHILD...
- Talk like an adult one-minute, discussing issues of homelessness and poverty, then throw a temper tantrum the next minute because he doesn’t get what he wants -- instantly?
- Wear you out with her endless questions?
- Exhaust you with his seemingly boundless energy?
- Get frustrated because her work is less than perfect?
- Get totally absorbed in activities and thoughts?
- Have an excellent memory – except for bringing home schoolbooks, doing homework, or turning in completed homework?
- Score high on achievement tests, but get D’s on her report card?
- Manage to get A's even though he's disorganized and does his homework at the last minute?
- Seem unusually sensitive, either emotionally or physically, or both?