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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.

creative child on bench

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.

Classroom Problems with Gifted/Creative Children

Creative Trait : Theoretical and abstract
Classroom Problem: Ignores stressed data in assignments. Hands in “unneat” work.

Creative Trait : Independent, Inventive (non-conforming)
Classroom Problem: Resists teacher chosen assignments far beyond requirements to the exclusion of others.

Creative Trait : Sensitive
Classroom Problem: Withdraws because of strong goal orientation, peer group criticism and rejection.

Creative Trait : Alert, Eager
Classroom Problem: Resents periods of classroom inactivity.

Creative Trait : Intuitive
Classroom Problem: Seeing conclusions without displaying knowledge of sequential concepts.

Creative Trait : Daydreaming (as concentrated periods of thinking)
Classroom Problem: Inattentive to teacher’s or classmates’ comments and class discussions.

Creative Trait : Aesthetically oriented
Classroom Problem: Resists participation of active team sports.

Above: From a paper by Marcella R. Bonsall (attached to the Division of Research and Guidance in Los Angeles, Calif.)