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May 3rd, 2013, 08:08 AM
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It's really hard to determine giftedness at very young ages. Many kids start out ahead, but by about age 8, they even out with their peers. There is a wide range of normal early in life. Your kids are certainly ahead of their peers currently, but whether they will remain so, who knows. The evening out is often caused because kids who have parents who take an active role in working with them will be ahead, but once they get to school age kids without parents who take an active role can excel. Generally, working two grade levels ahead is considered academically gifted. Of course IQ test scores can also tell you if they are in the gifted range.

Ironically, the only kid I know 100% for sure if he is gifted (been tested) also has dyslexia and so performs below grade level.

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Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
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