Gifted and Talented CISD

16 of the Smartest Children in History

Identifying the gifted

All of the gifted children mentioned were identified at a very young age.

Burn out

Not all of them used their talents to be successful.

Generation gap

The gifted individuals over the past few generations seem to have a harder time handling their gift than the earlier individuals (Mozart, Picasso).


Did too much societal pressure cause some of them to reject their gift or feel burdened by it?

Do they fall through the cracks?

What happens when gifted children are not identified early on?

Let them be kids sometimes.

I think it is important to challenge gifted children while being careful to not make the pressure on them excessive.