Gifted children tend to be very intense intellectually and emotionally

Characteristics IconCharacteristics of Gifted Children

By nature, gifted children experience asynchronous development which means some parts of their brains are more developed than others. This uneven development results in these children exhibiting unique behaviors and characteristics that are not typically found in the general population of children.


Great reads about the characteristics of gifted children

12 Traits of Giftedness (National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented)

How Do I Know If My Child Is Gifted? (Psychology Today)

Bright Child or Gifted Learner? (Gifted Child Quarterly)

What Does It Mean to Be Gifted (Pauline Su)

Myths About Gifted Children (National Association of Gifted Children)

The Truth About Gifted Versus High Achieving Students (Chris Croll)

What to Say to Your Gifted Child…About Being Gifted (Gifted Challenges Blog)