Katherine - posted on 04/27/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 10 year old has been tested into gifted. luckily our school has a gifted class but they only meet once a week for 4 hours. it has helped him to find the other gifted children at the school but we always seem to be on an emotional rollercoaster. He is to touchy about everything and so very sensitive. His dad is manic-depressive and puts so much pressure on him to be perfect and to be able to do everything (even things not in his personalty traits to do). His doctor has put him on zoloft to help with the anxiety and depression. My son says he feels that it has really helped but the emotional outbursts are still so frequent. I think part of it may be him getting close to puberty but not really sure. Can anyone give some suggetions on how to handle this?