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.