As parents, it is very common to see your children grow up and find notable differences between them, even with their friends. These differences can be found in the speed of development, in the fluency of speech … however, they are not enough details, a priori, to think that one has a gifted child .

One child may have advanced language skills, another may show an unusual level of musicality, a very elaborate and complex vocabulary for their age … Knowing that each child is different, we tend to be proud of these achievements, but not to insist on them, something that in the case of giftedness would be fundamental.




As children approach school age, and once inserted in it as well, there are many features that can make us doubt at certain times whether we are dealing with a case of a gifted girl or boy . Thinking about this usually generates shame, because we tend to believe that others will not think the same or that we want to show off our children’s “gifts”. But the truth is that talking about gifted children goes much further and requires our full attention when it occurs.

Do you already know the most prominent features that occur in these cases?



Some characteristics of bright and gifted children

Not all bright and gifted children will exhibit all of the characteristics on this list, but they are some of the most common traits they often display , and more than one should be featured so that we can talk about more “advanced” children. Therefore, if when you observe any of your children you have serious doubts about the level of their abilities, do not miss those that are most common when it comes to giftedness:


  • Have an unusually advanced vocabulary and level of reading comprehension .
  • We are talking about children who often start reading early.
  • They show great interest and knowledge about a variety of topics or about something in a very specific area.
  • They usually have an excellent memory.
  • They are usually able, easily, to establish relationships, to make generalizations and / or to transfer knowledge from one area to another.
  • They have high doses of creativity, curiosity, initiative, imagination, and problem-solving skills .
  • They are children who enjoy activities such as challenges or debates.
  • They can become discouraged with their surroundings and intolerant of those who do not follow their pace of thought.
  • They have leadership skills and self-confidence , which they can express by being creative leaders or trying to dominate in groups (or what is also more popularly known as being “bossy”).
  • They absorb information more quickly than those who are of the same generation.


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  • They have an intense level of concentration, but are also easily bored with routine tasks , like almost anyone.
  • They can flourish when they are presented with mentally demanding and challenging activities.
  • They prefer to have older playmates or spend time in the company of adults.
  • They have highly self-critical and perfectionist tendencies , with a high degree of demand for themselves and also towards others.
  • It is common for them to minimize their abilities and actually show underperformance, thereby maintaining a place in their peer group or not attracting too much attention.
  • They have a high level of energy that can be mistaken for hyperactivity, especially among younger children.
  • They always have an intense need to know more and to ask questions of their elders.
  • They show preferences for individual work rather than group work, or for those that require minimal supervision.
  • They may seem distant, inattentive or distracted, with a tendency to “daydream.”


All these characteristics are common in boys and girls with high capacities , but, even if you think that your children meet all of them, never make a diagnosis on your own and go to the pediatrician so that he can protect you and give you a second opinion. Being attentive, in any case, is the most important thing, because it is the attention of others that these children do not usually have, being forced to comply with a series of codes just for socializing that, in reality, are quite far from their needs . Always maintaining attention on these aspects will be essential so that, in the case of a child with truly high capacities, he does not have to fall into misunderstanding and frustration as a result of what surrounds him.

Hello, I tell you at the national school that my child is classified as a child with behavior problems, he really is a very skillful child, what you teach him fast, he learns, he has a good memory, he talks about more complex issues, but they told me that my child has a ci 113 or more that is why he tends to get bored not how to do so as not to waste and help my 6 year old boy

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In Argentina there are no trained non-teaching professionals. Many are unaware and refuse to accept it. Minieto has been denied and punished all the time, with which his self-esteem was destroyed. Thanks to 2 diagnoses that her mother managed to reach, fundamental changes have been achieved. It is necessary to spread this situation to help.

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