Social Instruction for the Gifted Child

Children need instruction. They need to be taught how to interact in social situations. This is especially true of children who have a tendency to be intense. Emotional, physical and social intensity coupled with over-excitability are often seen in the gifted child. Which is why they have such a deep need for social instruction. 


Gifted Child Homeschooling and Social Instruction from Great Peace Academy


It seems that children who have gifted abilities struggle to find their place in the world. In talking with other moms, and reading through several books, I've learned that this phenomena is not an isolated issue but exists across the population of gifted children. Of course, there may be exceptions as is the case with any population of people, but it seems that more often than not, gifted children struggle to fit in.


I think there are many reasons for this and I want to talk about what I have observed in my own child and other gifted individuals that I know as well as what I've read and studied in various books. Please note that I am sharing gifted parenting resources in affiliate links at the bottom of this post so that you can purchase materials that may help you as a parent to gifted children.

Embracing Gifted Intensity

Homeschooling Gifted Children, Emotional Intensity


If you are the parent of a gifted child and haven't learned about emotional intensity you most likely have experienced it. Emotions are a part of every human life. Children who have minds that process neurological functions at a faster rate also process emotions at a faster rate. Emotional Intensity is as natural for a gifted individual as breathing. 

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As parents to a gifted child we can choose how we will respond to emotional intense moments. We can choose to embrace the reality that our children are intense and learn to work with and teaching coping skills.  We can choose to embrace the heart matter realizing that the intense feelings they are experiencing are real to their hearts even if we don't understand why they are feeling a particular way.


Emotional Intensity does not always look like negative behavior. It can and often is expressed as anger or frustration but it also can be expressed in laughter, silliness,  chatterbox speech, or intense physical movement. 

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