I spoke in complete sentences, recited books, knew a gazillion words at 2, mom claims I was intuitive and compassionate. Was I gifted? Probably not.I am an underachiever and did not learn a very valuable gift, that of resilience. This is what I teach my gifted son.There are many markers for giftedness,three being creativity, cognitive IQ, and independent critical thinking. My 11 year old has all three in addition to a sense of humor and a love of life. I quess his emotional IQ restricted his acceptance into his schools Enrichment program.He scored 98 and 99 % in all areas on the Terra Novas and still did not qualify. Be careful how you use the word gifted.
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7/13/05 at 12:13am