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Facing the Challenges of Growing Up Gifted

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Facing the Challenges of Growing Up Gifted

Facing the Challenges of Growing Up Gifted

Facing the Challenges of Growing Up Gifted

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Unlike most folks people her age (or older), Chelsea Dock has performed on the piano at Madison Square Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Chelsea is only twelve years old; she started performing at the age of six. She, her father, and an expert take us inside the lives of child prodigies.

We hear from Chelsea; her father, Warren Dock; and Donna Ford, professor of education at Vanderbilt University, where she studies gifted African-American and minority children.