Being Gifted Does Not Mean Your Child’s Journey Will Be Easy

A common myth about giftedness is that being labeled as gifted is like getting the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Gifted children may have an innate ability, but that doesn’t mean that everything they do easy for them.

This TEDTalk by a gifted adolescent gives insight into what she experiences. It may give parents and teachers some perspective on how they can help a gifted person thrive:

How does this video influence your perception of a highly intelligent person?

Published by giftedchildmom

Gifted Education Consultant Passionate Advocate for Children with High Potential Co-Author of Removing the Mask: Identifying and Developing Giftedness in Students from Poverty, 3rd Edition 35 years experience working with educators and students throughout Texas. Blogger at

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