Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘Laughter is the best medicine.’? Laughter indeed can help cure souls and can bring happiness to one’s life. Laughter is good for the soul because it brings people together, releases tension in the environment and relaxes your nerves making it both beneficial for emotional as well as physical well-being. Laughter is the best way to improve your mood and there is no better alter than a laugh to bring balance to your life (adapted from https://petecann.com/laughter-is-good-for-the-soul/ ). Our gifted son loves a good laugh, loves riddles and loves joking around, which is a characteristic for a gifted child. A book by Judy Galbaraith, ‘You Know Your Child is Gifted When….A Beginner’s Guide on Life on the Bright Side’, lists down characteristic of a gifted child, where sense of humor is one of it. She has stated that because gifted children are bright and curious, energetic and emotional, creative and passionate, they tend to have a sense of humor. They love to laugh, make up riddles and jokes with double meanings, understand and enjoy puns and subtle jokes.
Galbraith, J. (2000), You Know Your Child is Gifted When….A Beginner’s Guide on Life on the Bright Side. Free Spirit Publishing. Page 94-95.
When supporting your child, do laugh along with them as it shows that you love what you do with them. In teaching them, either in academics or daily life chores, do it full of laughter so they remember it as a great moment. We found that when accelerating our son, he do at times hits a brick wall and we bring in laughter to him, to help him be happy and most of all, not to give up and try again.