Why Gifted Kid Burnout Is A Thing

Twice Exceptionality (2e): Gifted is not the same as high-achieving

Have you seen memes and videos on social media about “gifted kid burnout”? I was that kid, and so was my son at the ripe old age of 7 years old.

It’s not what you think.

My son was reading chapter books at age six and YA novels at age 7. He could perform multiplication and division in his head by age 8. He has the vocabulary of a well-read adult and loves learning about animals and science.

He has also struggled. A lot.

“Needing accommodations is not a justification for refusing to meet a student’s academic needs.”

– Jillian Enright, CYW, BA Psych.

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Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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