Same. That's why I think that labelling certain kids and providing enrichment programs only for them is not a great strategy. The kids who are 'gifted' have this label and often their parents' egos and pride to live up to. The kids who are not 'gifted' get to feel inferior. Woohoo.
Seriously? Any studies on why?
My parents never had any sort of ego or pride about our giftedness. I am certain my mom was gifted herself, but there were not any programs when she was a kid. My aunt who was a teacher actually provided us with this book:
because of concern about how being gifted would affect us.
I loved the programs where I could be with the other smart kids because there I didn't have to worry about being picked on. The pressure I got was from the kids who were not "gifted" (they were the ones trying to make me feel inferior).