“The term ‘gifted and talented,” when used with respect to students, children, or youth, means students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in such areas as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities.” That’s the Federal Definition for the Gifted and Talented.

But what does giftedness mean day to day? How can parents help their gifted children thrive? Just because a child is gifted does not mean he is set up for success. In fact, a gifted child can experience social and emotional difficulties, keeping him from reaching his full potential. See more at: National Association for Gifted Children

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Here at SuperMommyNot.com, we try to break down some of the elements of giftedness. In our two part series, today we begin with the IQ test and how to help your gifted child manage his/her gift. Check out the videos below.

What is a gifted kid? Gifted consultant and mother to two gifted children, Sharon Duncan, explains the IQ test and what it means. Giftedness is not just about academics (math and science.) It’s about a different way of experiencing the world. Find out more in the video below!

How can you help your gifted child? Sharon Duncan says “FEED THE BEAST!” Watch the video for more!

In part two of our series, we will go in depth to explain the different characteristics of the gifted. Parents will also get more insight into how they can better understand their gifted kid. STAY TUNED!

And for more information on gifted children, head on over to Sharon Duncan’s website: GiftedIdentity.com

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