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Developing well-rounded gifted children

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One of the challenges for parents with a very talented or bright child is to encourage them to develop a range of interests outside the academic sphere that not only rounds them out but stops them from being isolated from their peers   Kids with exceptional talent or ability at school, often referred to as gifted children, are often talented in specific areas such as mathematics, language, sport or music. Some gifted kids are mutli-talented excelling in a variety of areas.   Gifted children tend to be passionate and single-minded about their interests focusing their energy on the topics that absorb them, often to the exclusion of other activities.    Just as all children need to have a balanced diet to remain in good health they need a balance between work and play to make sure they develop good social networks and maintain emotional health. Parents...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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