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What Happens When Gifted Kids Grow Up? | Care2 Causes

What Happens When Gifted Kids Grow Up? | Care2 Causes

So many children are identified as “gifted” in school. Some go on to Ivy League colleges and great achievements, sure – but others settle into a comfortable nine-to-five job, or stay home to raise children. Do these gifted kids simply stop being gifted and become, well, merely average? Not according to the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development . For the past three decades, ISAD has explored what it means to be a “gifted ex-child.” Giftedness, according to ISAD, is not just about doing well in school, reading above grade level, or achieving greatness. It’s about a greater sensitivity to the world around you, about compassion and a drive to bring justice and fairness to the world. (Does that sound like any Care2 readers you know?) Dr. Linda Silverman, director of ISAD, puts it this way in her article “The Universal Experience of Being Out-Of-Sync “: The marriage of...

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