The Emotional Journey of the Gifted and Talented Adolescent Female - Suzanne Blakeley
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt/newsl ... ng013.htmlAt 14, our daughter lost a hard fought struggle. Her slow descent into depression began during fourth grade after our family's relocation to the East. Once self-confident and happy, she became filled with anxiety and frustration by the end of middle school. In ninth grade Sarah was haunted by rapid thoughts, and sleepless nights. Her tremendous mental energies eventually spiraled inward, settling into a looping, repetitive chant: I'm unacceptable.
Smutny, J. F.
Understanding Our Gifted
Open Space Communications
Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 9-13
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt/newsl ... ng013.htmlThis article by Joan Smutney addresses some of the issues gifted girls face once they are in school. Gifted girls may feel they have to pay a high price for their talent because they are treated differently by their peers than the girls of average ability. They may also find that gifted boys are encouraged much more than girls. At times, these girls do not even realize they are gifted, they just know that they are different and sometimes feel like they are strange or something is wrong with them. The article outlines traits of gifted girls and recommends avenues to take with these children to help them to be able to express their potential rather than trying to hide their gift or adapting to an average life.