Gifted and Talented News
By Lenora Barnes 1/15/16
DID YOU KNOW?
8 Great Gripes of Gifted Kids
These gripes were compiled from gifted kids all over the country, by Judy Galbraith, author of The Survival Guide For Gifted Kids.
1. We miss out on activities other kids get to do while we're in GT class.
2. We have to do extra work in school.
3. Other kids ask us for too much help.
4. The stuff we do in school is too easy and it's boring.
5. When we finish our schoolwork early, we often aren't allowed to work ahead.
6. Our friends and classmates don't always understand us, and they don't see all of our different sides.
7. Parents, teachers, and even our friends expect too much of us. We're supposed to get A's and do our best all the time.
8. Tests, tests, and more tests!
What Do Gifted Students Need to Succeed?
Self-esteem - Gifted kids need to feel pleased and proud of the person they are, just the way they are. Gifted kids may have a sky-high self esteem or one that is down in the dumps. It is important that gifted kids develop a realistic respect for who they are inside and out. Sometimes gifted kids need help recognizing their strengths and/or areas that they need to work to improve.