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.
Not all of them used their talents to be successful.
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.