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- Never allow your friends,
relatives or his teachers to brand the child as super intelligent. Such branding might lead to two
consequences. The child will face
bullying or rejection by peers in the school.
This will psychologically depress the child. Secondly, branding will
make the child over-confident. At times
the child may not be able to face failures in real life.
- Make the child identify and
appreciate the strength of others. This
will widen the mindset of the child. The
child will not assume that intelligence is everything in life. On the contrary, there are various skills
like cookery, art, music, etc. which the opponent will possess. This will help the child to guard its
self-respect as well as respect others.
This quality will minimize the conflicts in inter-personal relationships
in the child’s life. Learn more here on this
- Extremely gifted children
aim at perfectionism. In a way this is
beneficial. However, if the child starts
ignoring health aspects while aiming at perfectionism (or) starts developing a fear
of trying things due to the possibility of failure, this has to be immediately
checked. Make the child realize that do
commit a mistake is fine.
- Gifted children have their
own world of thoughts. This can hence
lead to mood swings, over empathy or feeling something lacking even when they
perform well. This emotional intensity
has to be managed properly. Never ignore
the emotions expressed by them or never try to make fun of the emotional
- Ensure that the children
are well connected to the social world.
Make sure that the child has few hobbies and related friend circle. Occasionally check whether the child does not
feel isolated by its peers. Make sure
that as a parent you take a step to facilitate the child to mingle with its
- Higher levels of IQ can
lead to depression. Hence when you start
noticing any symptoms like changes in sleep and diet pattern, the child staying
alone and brooding, etc. try to bring the child out of it immediately.
- Connect to parents of
gifted children and learn the techniques they use to handle their
children. There are a lot of support
groups and organizations which help for this cause. Networking with them can let you know lots of
tips to bring up your gifted child in a very good manner that too easily.