Gifted Girls. Julie Moeller and Lisa Kennedy. The Facts Are…. In early childhood through the elementary school years, gifted boys and girls are equal in number. In adolescence, gifted boys outnumber gifted girls. In adulthood there are far more gifted men than gifted women.
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colleges than highly gifted boys.
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Parental influence, societal pressures, social isolation, and dysfunctional perfectionism, alone or in some combination can lead to underachievement in gifted girls.
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