“Giftedness” does not mean “likely to come out ahead in any competition”. Gifted children often are non-neurotypical in other ways as well, in ways that make learning in standard classrooms difficult. How well have your kids’ school done about recognizing this and addressing it through pedagogy (setting up classes according to it)?
The Truth About ‘Gifted’ Versus High-Achieving Students
If we’re all honest with ourselves, many of us have very smart kids. Perhaps they’re not supersmart, but they’re well above average, and common topics of conversation here are related to our kids being smarter than their classmates, and sometimes smarter than their teachers.
So these accounts of a study of supersmart kids will likely be of interest. Some here have mentioned some level of participation in the Johns Hopkins programs for very bright middle schoolers, and my niece participated, but I was totally unaware that the program was part of such a study of supersmart kids and how to help them maximize their potentials.
How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children
Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won’t)
What are your takeaways from these articles? Do they suggest any possible directions you will take regarding the education of your kids?