Gifted kids generated this list of issues that bother them. Can you relate to any of these?

8 Great Gripes of Gifted KIds

So what does this gifted thing mean, anyway??

What it DOES mean

Some things come more easily to you than to others.

Some things may be very challenging for you.

You think differently than most of your peers.

You may worry very intensely about some things, like injustice.

You may feel inadequate when something you do is not perfect.

You may only need 1-2 repetitions to learn new information. It feels like you already knew it.

You thrive on complexity and make connections between many different concepts and ideas.

You can talk respectfully about these ideas with your parents and teachers.


What it DOES NOT mean

All things should come easily to you, always.

You must be perfect at everything, all the time.

If you think like an adult, you must act like an adult.

You are responsible for fixing the world, even though you are still a kid.

You should avoid trying new things so you never risk failure.

You will learn even more by teaching it to another student.


You should have to do more work than your classmates, in order to earn a chance to do interesting work.

You may be dis-respectful to your parents and teachers about these ideas.


Visit these pages to find some intriguing web sites where you can learn & play games in your interest area.

Mensa for Kids

The Arts may Astound you!

So you are into Math, logic and computers?

People, Places and their Past

Is Science in your Bag of Tricks?

Love Languages and Language Arts?

Great Books for Gifted Kids

The Smart Teens Guide to Living with Intensity is available for checkout from your school Site Coordinator.

The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide-For Ages 10 and Under by Judy Galbraith, M.A. Published by Free Spirit Publishing

The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide-A Teen Handbook by J. Galbraith, M.A. and J. Delisle, Ph.D. Published by Free Spirit Publishing

When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers by J. Delisle, Ph.D. and J. Gablbraith, M.A.


Quick Links
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Delta County Special Services • 1002 Hastings St. • Delta, CO • 81416

Phone: (970) 874-7607 • FAX: (970) 874- 9505

Sandie Jungers - Special Services Director • Jodeen Stephenson - GT Coordinator

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