If your gifted child is a daydreamer, he or she is almost certainly a right-brain learner. Therefore it’s necessary to nurture this style of thought, since right-brain learners are often misunderstood and made to learn in ways that actually work against their abilities.
I discovered this while teaching cello to my dreamy son, Lewis. Direct focus shut him down, making him play worse; all because I didn’t understand how the right brain works. Yet as soon as I realized that he thrived on daydreaming and could almost always play the cello better because of it, I encouraged his wandering mind.