Is your child’s magical power an atypical mind? This is great, but it comes with its own set of issues and fears. We don’t have every answer to the question, “How do you parent these kids?,” but I believe that connection with self, peers, parents, and community can create a type of giftedness I call “adaptive giftedness.” Adaptive giftedness allows high cognitive ability to truly be a gift, rather than simply a challenge.
Interested? I published and entire article on it in Tempo, the Journal of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. Loaded with practical tips and research-based ideas, this article explores the need that gifted children have to follow E.M. Forster’s advice: “Only Connect.”