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A Mother's Perspective
Part I: Mother of a Genius
There are many different characteristics of gifted babies and children. Many lists verbalize these characteristics differently, but the majority of lists display clear overlap. Often times, parents look for overt signs of giftedness, but there are many not so obvious signs. For the purposes of this article (Part I, Mother of a Genius) we will focus on characteristics of children 2 and under. Yes. You can begin seeing signs of giftedness at such a young age. In fact, in a poll taken by 89 moms 42% reported they knew, or had an idea their child(ren) were gifted between 1-2 years of age, while 14% stated they saw signs between 6 months and a year.
In an effort to keep it short here are some the more popular telltales that your toddler may be gifted. Keep in mind, many gifted children can display multiple gifted characteristics, while others may just be extreme in one or two ways.
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A parent's guide to gifted children.Tuscon, AZ: Great Potential Press, www.greatpotentialpress.com.
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Though articles are a new feature here at From "U" University, we are happy to say we will be running a short series, informally titled A Mother's Perspective. The articles will, of course, be based on early education & development, and our author's experiences, knowledge, and philosophies gained from her journey of teaching 2 gifted children from birth. The articles will focus on ages 0-3 years, and highlight cognitive learning milestones, parent teaching tips & tricks, teaching philosophies, learning resources, and more.