The Gifted Child
Gifted is a term, not a goal for your child. Whether they have been labeled gifted or not, help your child keep a healthy perspective on grades. Sky-high expectations can be difficult to maintain and “giftedness” shouldn’t be used as a motivator. If your child is actually identified as gifted, beware of their drive to be perfect in all areas of their life. Perfectionism is time consuming and tiring. It can even cause abdominal pain and eating disorders. Watch for burnout too as striving to stay on top can cause stress and overtiredness which leads to low quality sleep, illness and trouble in school.