The Super Ball in a Room Full of Rubber Balls
When you are the parent of a gifted or twice-exceptional child, peer relationships are often an area of concern. While most children develop in a relatively uniform pattern, gifted learners are asynchronous in their development. And the more gifted the child, the more asynchronous that child may be. There can be huge differences between a gifted child’s physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. In addition, gifted children are often described as being 'more' than their peers: more curious, more intense, more sensitive, more energetic. Gifted children have different social-emotional needs than their age-mates 'more'-ness may impact social relationships. Gifted children