Your Kids Are Gifted. Should You Tell Them?

Your Rainforest Mind

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What do you do when your little darlings think fast, feel deeply, and ask questions you can’t answer. What do you do when they correct your mistakes, ruminate about the meaning of infinity, and prefer Beethoven to baseball?

Do you tell them that they’re gifted?

Do they need to know why the the other four year olds ignore their lectures on the life cycle of the butterfly? Do they need to know why no one else is crying when the trees are cut down? Do they need to know that other first graders don’t really want to read the dictionary every day?

You betcha.

But it’s tricky.

What do you say? How do you say it?

I know what you’re thinking: How do I explain this without implying that they’re superior in some way? How do I explain this without putting pressure on them to achieve greatness or  get straight A’s all of the time? How do I explain…

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