Maybe with the technology era and the excess information around us, we are all intelligent. Knowledge is not just an intelligence tool. But in our daily lives, especially for those who live with children, if you look at these early bodies with great intellectual abilities you have to handle it with a certain desire, because you have to think that having an Einstein at home, your life has already been elaborated.
Gifted children are those who have IQs above 130 points according to the World Health Organization. In the table is simple, easy to assimilate and even to celebrate. Although it could be believed that the lives of these children, academically speaking is simple but if it is not controlled in time with the necessary education and motivation, other factors like rebellion or frustration can leave in the background the high qualifications.
Care at school
As mentioned above, the fact of having a higher than average intelligence does not guarantee any welfare, on the contrary, in any place where it is found if not detected in time the condition can generate intolerance and rejection by its environment .
The parents of these children with high abilities not being able to solve the great intellectual challenges that their children demand are limited to get the solution in large encyclopedias, classes and courses, but still not enough.
Attention in school is essential. In most cases, teachers are not qualified to identify the great intellectual abilities in their students and much less to enhance them. Academic neglect can be conditioned by his advanced degree with respect to the class, and his certain timid repression is on par with not answering the answers so as not to be branded as “know-it-all” and to suffer one of the greatest social problems existing within the “bullying” schools.
How do you know if your child is a gifted?
From the earliest signs, parents can determine how advanced the child is for their age, if they show a very rapid relationship with learning, responding to certain stimuli presented to them, for example, demonstrating in the first instance their ability to speak more than average.
However, one must be able to differentiate between children who have a certain curiosity or talents, the very intelligent. It is only possible to determine the cognitive abilities of children up to the age of four, where a professional performs a test that determines their coefficient.
In itself, you have to take it easy, these children can exhaust some patience because of their constant barrages of questions to those considered symbols of admiration. The most important thing is not to lose control and try to explain as best as possible, without lying, what the child wants to know.
What to do at home?
In the home it is mainly where children have to be given support, as if their capacity is not determined outside of stimulation, it is necessary to work on their moral aspect and self-esteem.
By simply attending to his anxiety of knowledge and having patience about the endless questions everything will be fine, along with teaching him that his qualities are not negative to prevent the child from feeling different from a group, much more at that age in search of group acceptance. We must not forget that it is necessary to stimulate both poles, social and academic, at the same time for a normal and healthy development of the child.
Under no circumstances should you compare it with other relatives, that is, brothers, friends or relatives, so as not to generate certain rivalries between them.
Although it is an exceptional condition, gifted children should be educated in the same way as the rest, behavior must be appropriate to that of their cohabitants, since their specialty degree is not a justifiable act of their acts, which if it can potentially generate a malacrianza and an irreversible rebellion.
It is advisable that the child also knows others with their characteristics, the most sensible is to form groups of parents with gifted children. The easiest way to locate them is through web pages of associations or groups focused on this initiative to bring them together. Thus, these children, can share interests or doubts without feeling the rare ones of the group.
At present, there are school allows many of these children to be inside classrooms that do not match their age, adjusting to certain intellectual needs that need at an intellectual rather than physical level.
The problems of the mind
Being gifted carries many advantages but not everyone is prepared to understand what a wide range of problems entails.
– They tend to get bored because they hate cyclical and repetitive conversations
– Having great verbal ability, but at the same time do not listen
– He who talks too much tends to be boring, so some of his peers might consider them “rare”
– can easily be frustrated.
– they often take on too much responsibility
– they are excessively perfectionists.
Small tips to identify great minds:
-Your learning ability is fast
-You have a selective memory, only what interests you
-Leen very advanced at a young age, with very little or no help
-They ask questions constantly
-They attract diversity of topics, not just one.
-Are very independent
-Dedicate more energy to an activity than to people.
– Are very perseverant
“They’re original and unusual.
-Enjoy to invent new things, look for new ways.