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How to know if your kid is a genius

How to know for sure

Two or more of these signs may warrant further investigation.

When a child has two or more of the characteristics we’ve discussed, you may want to have him or her assessed by an educational psychologist or child development expert. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the “gifted” label is usually only based on intellectual capabilities, and may make a child feel awkward or different around peers. To help your child maintain balance, it’s important to involve him or her in other activities, like sports, art, or music, that can aid in social and emotional growth, as well.

References

  1. National Association for Gifted Children.
  2. American Association for Gifted Children at Duke University.
  3. Mensa. Characteristics of giftedness.
  4. National Society for the Gifted and Talented.

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  1. What are the early indicators?

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  2. I have twin grandsons that are nine years old. Ever since they were a year and a half till now have been very difficult to raise because of their intelligence level. They are two of six children and are beyond gifted. Extremely intelligent but then yet cannot write legibly. Are having problems in school because of writing, because they are perfectionist cannot even put down in words what they are thinking! Very excruciating to raise children like this! Genius children with disabilities that come along with that! Reading constantly and even bringing the dictionary with them wherever they go.. Where and how can you get help for these little boys?! They have tried having them type also and they just continue to eat race because they are unhappy with what they put down! Please help!

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