FROM THE EDITOR
The topic of social and emotional needs of gifted learners is a continuing and often perplexing one. Some wonder why kids so smart can’t keep it all together on their own. Jim Webb’s article, “Looking Back and Looking Forward: Being Bright Is Not Enough,” helps us unravel the mystery. In it, Dr. Webb recounts his experiences as a graduate student and young psychologist, being puzzled by some of the bright youngsters he worked with. Additionally, he recounts the story of young Dallas Egbert whose suicide became the impetus for the founding of SENG, Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted. His comment, “I am not saying that gifted children are more prone to problems; what I am saying is that others must understand and guide them,” exemplifies the message of this issue of Gifted Education Communicator.