The following text originally appeared in the Davidson Digest, a parent-focused newsletter exclusively for Davidson Young Scholar families. If your gifted student is entering or preparing for the elementary school years, we hope you find this information helpful.
Outside of the gifted world, it seems like everyone assumes that elementary school is the “easy” time. Most students are in school full time, so there may be less juggling of schedules. If you're at public school, it’s free. People say things like, “Just wait ’til middle school,” or “High school is when things get really hard.” But, here at the Davidson Institute, we know that many families have a rough go in elementary school. You aren’t alone! While there are no hard-and-fast rules or a single trajectory for all gifted students, here are a few patterns we’ve noticed:
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