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NGFCC’s Purpose

The National Foundation For Gifted and Creative Children is on a mission to help all kids across the world achieve their potential.

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Unfortunately, gifted children have been mistreated all too often.

All too often these children are given toxic drugs like Ritalin instead of the proper remedies that are natural and softer on the system.

Many of these gifted youth also experience classroom problems that could easily be remedies by removing them from the situation.

Characteristics of Gifted/Creative Children

A. Extremely sensitive emotionally.

B. May have huge energy levels that are seen as abnormal.

C. Get bored easily and sometimes have a very short attention span(according to many).

D. Requires emotionally stable and secure adults around him/her.

E. May not be kind to authority figures.

F. Do not always learn as quickly as others(especially in math).

G. Often becomes extremely mad and frustrated that their big dreams and ambitions are not coming true.

H. Learns through creative means(not rote memory).

I. Find it hard to sit still.

J. Are often very compassionate and hold loved ones dearly.

K. Needs incremental rewards when learning so they don’t give up.

These gifted children are very creative although their IQ usually does not record as high as the average person.

Gifted children may also withdraw when they feel threatened or alienated and may sacrifice their creativity in order to “belong”. Many children that we test exhibit a high IQ, but they often exhibit “frozen” creativity as well. Often there is an ability to express their feelings initially. We work to assist the child to become open, flexible and to be able to accept failure by developing higher frustration levels.

There’s more info on this at the home page at http://www.nfgcc.org/ which we have been working on a lot lately.