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SUPERKIDS: Problems of Gifted Children
"Just because you're smarter, doesn't mean it's easier..."
This documentary offers a personal exploration of the rarefied, hectic and surprisingly competitive world of gifted children. Writer/producer Ric Beairsto relates the unnerving story of how his son was identified as gifted at the age of 9, then inducted into an accelerated educational stream where he will graduate high school and enter university at the age of 14. The show follows 3 other children who have also been identified as gifted as they compete to gain entry into the same accelerated program, along the way offering basic information about definitions, signs, myths, and some of the controversies surrounding the education of gifted children.