Many parents of gifted children watch them experience anxiety. There are many reasons, but often it is based on the realization that the cognitive development of children described as gifted is not in sync with their classmates of the same age.
Extreme giftedness brings with it a risk of social isolation, as well as the potential for problems with anxiety due to heightened self-expectations in combination with the extreme asynchrony, and a sense of alienation and differentness which is sometimes interpreted as something being wrong with them.(Matthews and Foster, Being Smart about Gifted Education, referencing J. T. Webb)
Choice School for the Gifted and Exceptional is hosting a seminar on this topic on the evening of April 27th at their Richmond location. The presenter is Dr. Tamara Salih who has a lot of expertise in the field of anxiety. If you are interested in attending, you are asked to RSVP. The poster describing the evening is here.