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How to know if your kid is a genius

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If your child is an expert on birds or some other subject, you might want to look out for other signs that he or she is a genius.

Does your child have a unique hobby or an in-depth knowledge of certain subjects? If so, and he or she enjoys discussing the subject with adults, rather than peers, he or she may be gifted. Very bright children are able to learn and retain information quickly, which, in addition to their intellectual curiosity, allows them to become little experts quickly. These cognitive skills also mean that your child is likely an original thinker with strengths in logic and reasoning.

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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