Does your child show great curiosity about objects, situations, or events? Have you ever found yourself stumped by provocative questions from your kid? Does learning come rapidly, easily and efficiently for your son or daughter? If your answer to all three questions is yes, then there’s a huge chance you have a gifted child, if the signs of a gifted child listed in an article by Barbara Rockwell for PopSugar are to be believed.
Traits of a gifted child
Of course, the signs mentioned above are only three in a list of 20 compiled by Rockwell and taken from Austega. As defined by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), “Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10 percent or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports).”
However, if you suspect you have a gifted child, do not expect him or her to exhibit all 20 traits listed by Rockwell. No one gifted child has them all, after all.
Click here to see the rest of the signs of a gifted child.