According to the National Association for Gifted Children, “Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports).”
Nannies can support gifted children by encouraging them in their gifting. If a nanny notices a child has a desire to participate in an activity or has a natural talent for it, she can provide opportunities to build on his interests in strengths.
Providing opportunities for gifted children to explore their talents at an early age can help to support their development. Encouraging participation in high quality programs, providing opportunities for high quality instruction, supporting ongoing practice and committing to talent development are other ways parents and nannies can support gifted children.