Heading into the Cal State LA talent search testing event (SEAA), where 132 eleven to fourteen  year-olds will be taking the ACT.  While the students take the test, Sharon Duncan will talk to their parents about the social and emotional aspects of giftedness, and why it is important to understand. After these talks she is often swarmed by parents noting how relieved they are to be given an explanation and  vocabulary for the often complex and perplexing behaviors they see their children display. It is sad that this information isn’t commonly given to parents when their children are identified. Understanding common gifted traits and behaviors not only helps alleviate stress in the family, it prevents common mis-diagnoses faced by this outlier population.  The outreach continues.