Is my child gifted?

Has your child reached certain milestones early? Does your child have unusual patience and focus for advanced activities or topics? Or maybe your child is always moving, seemingly not paying attention, but actually learning and remembering minute details?

Is your little kid concerned with the world’s big problems? Does your young student crave a deep dive into topics that others find boring or difficult?

You know your child better than anyone, and if you think giftedness explains the differences you see, you could be right.

Like all children, gifted kids are unique individuals and they’ll never fit neatly into categories or lists. But here are some resources to help you as you support your gifted learner.

Did you know? Gifted kids can also have disabilities that mask their intelligence or make high achievement more difficult. This is called twice exceptionality, or 2e. Visit our Twice Exceptional page for more information.

Suggested Websites

National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC)

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

American Mensa

The Davidson Institute

​John’s Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

​Hoagies Gifted Education

Suggested Reading

A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children
James T. Webb

Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World
Deborah Reber

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students
Christine Fonseca