I am excited to be studying for the Certificate of Gifted Education, online with GERRIC. Although a lot of the concepts are not new to me, the chance to really think about them, relate them to my current practice and share the thoughts of other students is invaluable. I’ve decided to share this journey with you and post about issues that arise in the lectures and readings.We have had a lot of discussion about mental age – not used in I/Q testing now, but a good way to think about the way gifted children think. A 10 year old child with an I/Q of 130, for example, would have a mental age more akin to a 13 year old. Bearing this in mind would help both teachers and parents when dealing with social and emotional issues. Maybe that explains the almost adolescent attitudes you sometimes get from your gifted ten year old!