Okay, so here's something with a little controversy. I posted previously about my 5 1/2 year old son who often shows the emotional control of a 2 year old. He "appears" to be very, very smart. I say "appears" because he is young and we all know that young children are in a constant state of development. At this snapshot in time, he seems very bright (reading at a 2nd grade level, and completing math problems around the 3rd grade level before kindergarten). Do any of you have experience with bright kids with problems that could mimic (or in fact be) anything from Aspergers to ODD, to ADHD? Could being extra-bright contribute to behavior problems? Or is it what other people imply, smart kids know better than to act this way? I've heard a person who works with gifted people say that my son is not gifted or he wouldn't have behavioral problems, and insinuating that he's gifted gives "real" gifted children a bad reputation. I'm just interested in opinions and an experiences that you would like to share.