Growing Courageous Kids

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How being gifted means being different

on November 14, 2013

Blogging on this site is generally on hold for now, but I came across this and wanted to save…the plight of gifted kids that do not also have gifted social intelligence. Good summary of salient points. I especially resonate due to the fact that I teach social & emotional intelligence to kids as a counselor/coach. Also a topic near and dear to my heart…as Kermit says, “It’s not easy being green!” (Different) even when you’ve become adept, due to EQ/SQ, at hiding it.

The Upside Down World

Over the last couple of years I have spent time off and on doing research into giftedness and living with unusually high intelligence.  It has been far more interesting and enlightening than I expected.  So I figured I would share some of what I have learned with y’all.  Today I will focus on some of the differences which tend to be characteristic of those with unusually high intellegence.  Tomorrow, I’ll get into why so many gifted people have a hard time recognizing themselves as gifted and why it is so important for them to understand their giftedness and teach their children to do the same.

First, the differences.  I always figured that high intelligence was just about how a person learns new information and skills.  What I have found out, however, is that high intelligence entails not just being able to learn new things quickly and easily, but affects a…

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