Date: 16-11-10 19:43
We've been through this as well. You seem to have a good understanding of what she needs; good luck with it.
Is she able to do any activities where she can 'be herself' without having to hide, where it's okay to shine? She needs an environment that is *not* anti tall-poppy etc. How does the teacher handle the different abilities of the children? It's so important for all kids, and particularly one who feels she has to 'hide' who she is, to learn acceptance of the different abilities etc. Personally, we've told our kids about their giftedness. They know they're different from many peers and it helps with their understanding of how they relate to others and the world. They also know of the similarities with their peers.
If you've just found out about giftedness and haven't already done so, have a browse through this forum. There are many old threads on similar issues, with all having different opinions and experiences. Take from them what you think fits you and your family. Also check out www.hoagiesgifted.org