Gifted: Breaking the Stereotypes

Gifted Students and Emotional Issues

Gifted students don't have emotional issues?

Some may think of "gifted" students as being top of their class, and excelling in all facets of their lives. However, this is not always the case. Many gifted students may struggling in areas of their lives. According to ABC Ontario, " gifted students do have counselling needs especially in the area of building self-esteem". Many gifted students stuff from anxiety, which can affect them socially and in the classroom.


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The Davidson Institute for Talent Development (2016). Online Resource:

Open Minds, Healthy Minds. Ontarios Comprehensive Mental Health and Addiction Strategy (2011). Queen's Printing Press.