Hey all: Hope the IL community is doing well! I would like some tips from fellow parents/educators of gifted children. My 8 yo is at the profoundly gifted level. He is an amazing kid who loves his little sister and is well-read for his age. The school did its best up until now (2nd grade). We and his teachers recognized his giftedness early on and he has been getting more challenging tasks at school so that he doesn't get bored (not extra homework but advanced tasks than his peers). We have no issues with academics. He will be going to a School Within A School (SWAS) program in 3rd grade and in the future, his teachers/evaluators are suggesting Davidson academy. He is already accepted in the Davidson Academy's junior scholar program. That's all good! We don't talk about giftedness or special needs at home. We provide constant encouragement with books, discussion, new NASA videos (he is a huge Space enthusiast), and more complex concepts (kids are raising tadpoles so we talk about development, evolution, etc.). We go on hikes every weekend and he is very much into Martial Arts. He is also teaching Martial Arts via Zoom to my friend's daughter in India. He loves being a teacher/instructor. My question is- as a parent how can we help him more? Are there any tips that have worked with your kids? The biggest challenge is to keep him motivated. He does not like repetitive tasks and can get frustrated with same-age kids. He works well with younger kids (where he can be in charge) or older kids (where he can argue/discuss a topic beyond his years). At home, he has the built-in audience in his younger sister (kindergartener who absolutely adores her brother) and his older cousin (college freshman who has been with us since the spring semester). He doesn't make friends easily. In fact, he doesn't have any friends that he has stayed in touch with during the pandemic. He is a happy child otherwise! I do hope he makes some good friends with who he can connect (My husband and I also have only a few friends, friendships that we have maintained from high school/ college). Any word of wisdom will be appreciated!