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Top act comedian Jim Carrey: A gifted child?

James Lipton interviewing top act comedian Jim Carrey about his childhood, life and career. Jim stating something pretty interesting about his school days, and it seems he was a “straight A” student with spare time in class, making him the school clown. This might sound familiar to some parents of the gifted. Remember; your child … Continue reading

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Gifted Development Center: What We Have Learned About Gifted Children

Gifted Development Center: What We Have Learned About Gifted Children The Gifted Development Center has been in operation since June, 1979, and we have assessed over 5,600 children in the last 30 years. By concentrating totally on the gifted population, we have acquired a considerable amount of knowledge about the development of giftedness. In 1994-1995, … Continue reading

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National intelligence and suicide rate across Europe: an alternative test using educational attainment data.

PubMed: National intelligence and suicide rate across Europe: an alternative test using educational attainment data. Abstract: National mean scores on a historical knowledge test (taken as a proxy for intelligence), stemming from representative samples of male (and female) 9th-grade school students from 26 European countries in a 1999 report by Wilberg and Lynn, were significantly … Continue reading

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Teasing and Gifted Children

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted): Teasing and Gifted Children Patricia A. Schuler writes for the SENG newsletter, and this article from 2002 deals with causes and strategies for the gifted child being bullied in school. “After making fun of him for reading in class, the boy’s classmates tattled on him. The teacher responded by … Continue reading

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Bullying and Gifted Kids

The Examiner: Bullying and Gifted Kids All children in school are potential targets for bullies. Gifted children, however, can be particularly vulnerable and the effects of bullying may not be easily identifiable to teachers and parents. Journalist Suki Wessling gives a good summary of some of the causes and effects on gifted children being bullied. Gifted … Continue reading