Here's a great article that we found on another website:
Yes, I have gifted children—born, not made. And I will no longer be ashamed to say my kids are gifted. …
… Here’s the deal. The word gifted does trigger thoughts of privilege and advantage, but it is the clinical term psychologists, doctors, and education professionals have used for years to identify and label children who were born with distinct cognitive differences—these differences can be good AND bad. It’s the way their brain was wired.
How can being gifted be a bad thing?
It can be a burden because too many in our society think gifted kids are the stereotypical straight-A, well-behaved students who get chosen to participate in those special, elite gifted programs at school and then graduate as valedictorians.
But, nope, not always.