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

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serious gifted boy

Control Issues


Many gifted children like to feel in control. From an early age, your precocious child may demonstrate extreme independence: "I'll do it myself!" As time goes on, your child's desire to be in control can lead to perceived "bossiness" among his peers as well as a fear of taking risks — especially as he gets older and learns more about consequences.

Tip: Nudge your child to try fun new things, such as scary rides at an amusement park. Also, help him find a healthy outlet for his desire to lead, such as helping to tutor or coach children younger than him.

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