The Hidden Costs of Having a Gifted Child

'Every parent believes that their child is special, but some kids actually are exceptional and deserve the label gifted. When this news is confirmed to parents, however, "[m]others frequently cry, and fathers often question the validity of the test results," write Linda Silverman and Kathi Kearney, two experts on gifted children, at the online resource Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page. What may seem like a cause to rejoice, they continue, can actually provoke financial trouble and stress.'