Keeping a balance between stimulating gifted children and burning them out

A gifted child will not burnout easily if you allow them to gravitate towards what it is that stimulates them in the first place.

Once a child has an interest in something, their natural instinct to explore all the possibilities will take over. Their gift cannot be used as a means to ingest information that does not coincide with what they normally would respond to with enthusiasm.

Gifted children might get bored easily, so it is essential to keep them at their peak by exposing them to what interests for the purpose of learning. As they get older, this gift just keeps presenting itself in more ways.
They will mature in deciding what is of interest to them, and at that point, it’s essential to recognize those interests that will play a vital role in their future.

But to prematurely try to get the child to use his or her gifts for something that they are not ready for will produce negativity, and in the end a lot of lost opportunities for the child’s mind to grow because the stimulation that could have been had, was lost as a result of what we prefer they take an interest in.

Since all minds are not the same, we who do not possess such a gift have to understand that those who do, think and react differently than we do, and although we as adults think we know what is best for the child to take an interest in, it really isn’t in the child’s best interest as it decreases any stimulation they may have had for something of their choosing.

There is time for them to develop other interests that will benefit them in their future, but they are still children first, and need to explore what it is that most children do when in the early stages of learning.

By taking the child to places of interest whereas you can readily see how the child reacts to each of what he or she sees, you’ll come away with a better idea of what to introduce to the child for learning.

A gifted child is always looking for something for which to be able to understand, and it is that thirst for the knowledge of what it is they do not understand is what it is that will drive the desire to learn about it.

The old say about leading a horse to water is something that should be taken into consideration. Leading a child to something you think will be good for them to have an interest in doesn’t mean they will try to take it in.

Always look for the angle for finding what it may be you can put on the child for gaining an insight as to what may trigger his or her mind for taking an interest.
A child no matter how gifted is still a child, and we as adults have to be a little patient when it comes to expectations for what can be had from the child.