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Emotional Needs Of The Gifted Child

Hi....if you are a parent of a gifted child, you will by now be brow beaten and emotoinally exhaused by the demands placed on you by your special kids.
It is very apparent that our kids need much more than just academic satisfaction, they need emotional support on a higher level also. We are in danger of supressing them emotionally, frustrating them by treating them as we would their normal peer group. In fact the gifted child seems to react better to reason and explanation, only giving you a response once they have indeed satisfied themselves that the demand being placed upon them is worthy of action.....sound familiar??
I often sit down at night after a hard day with my 2 highly intelligenty children and feel like I have been in an arena. They need understanding, flexibility, open eyes from us adults and a large degree of space. However, we must still keep them grounded and that is where the challenge truly begins!!

Date: 26-September-2006 @ 11:00 pm
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Author: JaneS

Re: Emotional Needs Of The Gifted Child

And hi back...they need all this and they need to develop empathy for others...that will not only make them better people but also make their lives easier. They need an advanced language of emotions and they are capable of least it works with my son :-)

Date: 22-December-2007 @ 8:35 pm
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Author: Jasmina

Re: Emotional Needs Of The Gifted Child

I have an special child for now what i did is giving him a special treatment but not to much i also let him experience or feel what is real world was, so that she can't be late for the other..

Date: 22-November-2010 @ 11:35 pm
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Author: cuinee

Re: Emotional Needs Of The Gifted Child

Great post, I wish more school's would acknowledge it!
Date: 1-September-2010 @ 2:28 pm
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Author: mumto2

Re: Emotional Needs Of The Gifted Child

I struggled with the emotional demands of my daughter for a long time -- i could meet her needs and knew she needed thism but when i say "struggled" I mean that I had no idea what was "wrong" with her! I became worried that she still compulsively flicks my nails as a nervous habit at 3 years of age, and looked into it. That is when i discovered that it is common in gifted children. I did not know about this aspect but I assumed it was due to her perception and sensitivity. Does anyone have a similar story? Should I be worried about school if she retains this habit? I have found that she is okay when in a comfortable situation without me, however she does inadvertantly resort to doing it to others... I see that this thread is old but I hope someone has a response
Date: 9-May-2011 @ 8:22 am
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Author: Windmill

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