Have you ever been disorientated facing your child's behaviour, not knowing how to solve a problem in a gentle manner that would teach your child how to become autonomous and not turn you into “the big bad wolf?”
You may have experienced some of the following behaviours with your child, and wonder how to help her in these situations:
Examples of Aspects Specific to Gifted Children:
Spirited and intense child, strong-willed. Often judged as having ‘too much energy.’ Knows well how to push people’s buttons.
Living in his head, focusing ravenously on abstract and lonely activities.
Trouble connecting with others, and having sustained conversation with them.
Suddenly dropping attention, and leaving discussions, making it difficult to connect with him because when he is not interested anymore he goes back into his world.
Very sensitive to others’ moods and emotions.
Only one friend, or imaginary friends.
Gets teased by other children for being different.
Occasional nightmares or night terrors.
Intense fears of invisible things: ghosts, monsters, the dark.
Has an acute sensitivity to her environment: strong lighting, sounds, smells, or to what touches her skin.
Sometimes has really intense episodes which can cause trouble at school or in groups. Highly independent to the point of being labeled ‘non-compliant’ and ‘over-creative’ by some.