Identifying someone as a gifted child has actually been around for probably longer than you imagine – Mozart for example was 3 years old when he composed his first piece of music. The actual term applied to gifted children however, wasn’t really established until Francis Gatton coined the phrase in the 1870s. Today, we know it to mean a child of prodigious or special talents, especially applying to those whose ‘gifts’ are evident at an early age. If you have an exceptional child, you obviously want to help them reach their full potential. Here are 10 Tips for Nurturing Gifted Children.
1. Support Your Gifted Child
Encourage your child and their goals for the future. Identify and support their love of learning, and help your child recognize their true worth. A gifted child may feel excluded at times, especially from groups of children their own age. It is important for you to be able to gauge their feelings, listen to how they feel and to ultimately reassure them.