girl bored in the classroomWhen gifted children aren’t challenged in school, the may become underachievers or they may misbehave. They can also have difficulty socializing with their age mates. Advocating for your child is critical to your child’s success, and knowing how to talk to teachers and principals is an important skill to learn if you want to be a good advocate.


What Do You Do When Your Child Is Sitting on a Nest of Snakes?

The Science of Boredom

A Rage to Learn

The Role of Genes in Academic Success – We Need Justice!

Are Parents Asking the Wrong Question?

We Need a Bill of Rights for Gifted Kids

What Is a Toxic Teacher?

A Thank You to an Exceptional Teacher

Why Methods for Identifying Gifted Children Fail

School Daze – Closing the Door to Wonder

Achievement Versus Ability: Why One Isn’t a Sign of the Other

Unraveling the Paradox: When Creative and Gifted Students Underachieve
Darya L. Zabelina discusses underachievement of gifted and talented kids in this article from Psychology Today. She covers quite a bit of territory in this short article, including a discussion of gifted kids being misidentified as having ADHD.

Gifted Underachievers: Underachieving or Refusing to Play the Game?
Celi TrĂ©panier at Crushing Tall Poppies has an interesting take on the underachievement of gifted kids in school. She says that it’s not that the child is failing to achieve but that the school is failing to meet the needs of the gifted child.