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

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Many gifted students are highly energetic. But they are also at risk for becoming exhausted and depleted. While your child's intellectual gifts may come very naturally, her running to-do list of mastering homework, staying organized, and striving for perfection in extracurricular activities can take a toll. Stress and overtiredness can lead to lower quality sleep, illness, and trouble in school.

Tip: On top of everything your child does, her body is using a lot of energy to physically grow! Be sure that your child is eating well and getting enough sleep for her age.

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