Rhonda - posted on 02/12/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have three kids: 16, 13, and 10. My 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son are both identified as gifted, by the oldest boy has struggled through school his whole life. The responsiblility of the gifted ones have been challenging, but keeping my average child's self-esteem and educational confidence in tact has been the hardest thing. The crazy thing is that the "average" kid is the most well-rounded of the three. The other two excel in their perspective niches, but fall short in some fundamental areas like social environemts, maintaining friendships and dealing with disappointment. Does anyone else have this problem?