Curious about Your Curious Kid?
Is your child profoundly intelligent? If you aren’t sure, here are some signs to look for:
An extreme need for constant mental stimulation.
An ability to learn and process complex information rapidly.
A need to explore subjects in surprising depth.
An insatiable curiosity; endless questions and inquiries.
A tendency to complain that school is boring.
A preference to hang out with adults or older children.
A need for precision in thinking and expression – often answering questions with “that depends …”
An ability to focus intently on a subject of interest for long periods of time.
An inability to concentrate on a task that is not intellectually challenging, including repetitious ideas or material presented in small pieces.
A tendency toward underachievement, particularly for those who want to “fit in” with their classmates.