Signs that Your Child May Be Gifted

Curious about Your Curious Kid?

Is your child profoundly intelligent? If you aren’t sure, here are some signs to look for:

Curious BoyAn 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.

Source: Davidson Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Support Services

Related: Born Brilliant? Meeting the Special Needs of Your Gifted Child