Category Archives: Complex thinking

Is My Child Gifted? Part Four: Complex Thinking

If your child gets lost in his head, causing inattention in school and then bad grades, this may be a better indicator of giftedness than more obvious signs. Complex thinking is common among gifted children, and it can become a … Continue reading

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Working With a Complex Thinker

The most important ingredient in teaching a complex thinker is awareness of this little-known phenomenon. Complex thinkers need time to explore their many ideas, and since even they aren’t aware of all that’s in their heads, we aren’t qualified to … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Complex Thinker

My cello student, Alice, played out of tune. She couldn’t hear pitch, or so it seemed, but did this mean she was tone-deaf? I thought not, and after six months of exploratory lessons, discovered that she heard pitch in colors. … Continue reading

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The Problem of Complex Thinking

Complex thinkers know they are cursed as well as blessed. The ability to get lost in your own head is not an advantage if you must focus on what the teacher is saying. But do gifted children know this about … Continue reading

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