Gifted children tend to be exceptionally sensitive. That sensitivity in part is fueled by their finely tuned ability to understand what the people around them are thinking and feeling. Layer that exquisite gift on top of the fact that the world frequently provides them with negative reactions to their intense nature. As parents it hurts us to see our children are often mis-understood, but it devastates us to witness our children’s grief as they recognize this themselves through the reactions of others. Helping gifted children understand what it means and feels like to be gifted provides them a context for other people’s reactions. It helps them to understand that there is nothing wrong with them and allows them to accept, own and enjoy their extraordinary selves. Embracing yourself is an important facet of a contented gifted adult identity.