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9 Challenges Facing Gifted Children (and How You Can Help!)

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Some gifted children feel pressure to "give back" because they feel so fortunate to have their own intellectual gifts. Helping other people and good causes is great, but if your child begins to feel guilty about his giftedness and overextend himself, talk with him about those feelings. Help him find a healthy balance between taking care of himself and his responsibilities and volunteering to help others.

Tip: Encourage your child to focus his "giving" by choosing one volunteer opportunity or cause per school semester — whatever he is most passionate about.

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