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Some of us have that moment when your child slashes some paint on a page and you think “Maybe he/she is the next Picasso!”
But do you suspect that your child is really gifted?
Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, has a useful checklist to help to determine if your child is gifted. They say that a gifted child may display some or all of these characteristics.
Still not sure? Take a look at these other Mensa guidelines:
Still not sure? Let´s take a look at these children who are actually gifted to see what they´ve done.
Ainan is a scientific child prodigy at just 11 years old. He completed the Chemistry O level exam at the age of 7 and he entered Singapore Polytechnic when he was 8.
With an IQ of 156, Elise Tan Roberts is the youngest member of Mensa. To compare, Einstein had an IQ of 160.
When Marko was 8, he was officially recognised as the world’s youngest certified computer system admin, and he´s already passed many of Microsoft’s exams for IT professionals.
Alexander started playing the piano at the age of 3 and began composing five years later.
The first time Gregory was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he was 12. Since then, he´s been nominated 3 more times.
If, after all of that, you think that your child is the next Einstein or Picasso, Mensa offer a supervised IQ test that´s suitable for children over 10 and a half. If the child has an IQ in the top 2% of the population, they can join Mensa. They recommend that younger children should be assessed by an educational psychologist to find out their IQ score.
For more info, visit the Mensa website – https://www.mensa.org.uk/iq-tests