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

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Impatience


Gifted children can get frustrated and impatient with themselves and others. Your child might get flustered when he doesn't immediately understand a word in a book or a homework question, or he might be quick to abandon extracurricular activities that he doesn't excel at right away. Younger children who aren't yet aware of their giftedness can get frustrated with their classmates who don't grasp concepts as quickly.

Tip: Encourage your child to pause, close his eyes, and take some deep breaths whenever he feels agitated. Remind him to be kind in his thoughts about himself and others during moments of frustration.

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