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While both my dc have been assessed and identified as gifted, they are very different and express themselves differently. DS is more globally gifted and has a lot of musical talent as well. DD demonstrated quite a scatter in the subtests of the IQ test, and she is more puzzling. She doesn't present as "gifted" in the same way as DS (and other stereotypically gifted children). She doesn't quite have an identifiable LD though that would explain the conflicts that we sometimes see in her abilities. We just accept their strengths and help them where they need it.

I think it's important to recognize the differences between children and allow the individuality to flourish. "Follow their lead" is a helpful mantra.