"I am not bragging when I say my kids are gifted. I am asking for help. Nobody seems to understand that."
-- HSGifted Group Member.
You know your kid is gifted when:
His bedroom looks like a mad scientistís laboratory.
Your 7 year old has recreated Middle Earth in perfect detail. With Legos.
Your 14 year old speaks and writes a foreign language fluently. One that he invented.
Your 2 year old insists on putting together his jigsaw puzzles color-side down so it wonít be so easy.
You go to the bookstore and have to put your foot down because while you were browsing your 9 year old headed to the check out line with $500 worth of science books.
Your 4 year old cries when she hears national news reports about a famine in Africa.
And here is a personal favorite from Maggie's experience: You told your son that he and his friends must stay outside to play. Later you find that they took the TV and Nintendo game up on the rooftop to play. They were, after all, playing outside.
Intellectually gifted kids are not always the honors students with the best scores. Some kids donít test well and some gifted kids arenít academically inclined. Itís not always easy being gifted!
Come join a safe haven for Christian parents to talk about the joys and challenges of raising gifted and talented children.
Maggie Hogan and Heather Idoni