Gifted but Troubled

Giftedness… it sounds like the promise of success. When we hear the word “gifted”, we think of people like Einstein, Mozart, and other famous names. It’s hard to imagine how someone can be gifted but struggling in school. And yet, that is what it is to be gifted. In the following table, Alyssa Chen from Smartification highlights 3 challenges faced by gifted children and what parents can do to help overcome them…

Giftedness is not just a gift. It needs nurturing to ensure that they can succeed in life later.

About Alyssa Chen

alyssa chenAlyssa Chen, a mother to one extremely inquisitive child, is a very passionate educator who strongly believes that child should be both educated in the brain and heart. She loves collaborations with positive educators and shares her findings, thoughts and experiences on

About Smartification

“Smartification” is defined as the process of transforming negative behaviour and thoughts into positive ones. The website Smartification is an information and resource site to help parents and educators in the smartification of our children.

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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