I have a 12 year old girl who is gifted. I am also the proud Mom of a 13 year old girl - bright, in honors, but not gifted, 8 year old boy, bright, don't know yet...asks questions galore, and an 8 month old son who is just a shweetie pie! My GT daughter is well, hard to relate to for me. She is the brightest child I know, but has zero common sense where my others aren't "gifted" but can figure out simple things. Seems the easier they are dd doesn't get it. It *must* be complicated. She is obsessive about grades, must be above 97% on EVERYTHING. She is sweet, but demanding and can be lazy. Her teachers love her. She was identified in the third grade and honestly, I didn't know. I read all these posts her about knowing when they are babies and I just don't see how. DD didn't fit the mold. She was an easy baby, slightly demanding toddler, read at 4, but was VERY detailed oriented at an early age, this is the oly thing I can put my finger on. She consistantly scores in the 99 percentile on standardized testing in all areas. She was labeled Superior Cognitive, and really, I don't know what that means. I just love her and help her the best I can. Anyone else out there??