The juxtaposition of high abilities and high risk in children’s behaviour which
is the leitmotiv of this article, was treated in the category of specific educational paradox.
The author tried to show that gifted and talented children and youths who have roots in
the high risk group and are endangered of social marginalization, have a big potential
and are not only ungifted in a stereotypical perception. Gifted and talented children and
youth who are disruptive, or violent, or delinquent, or underachievers are an educational
paradox worthy of explanation in a search for new and adequate solutions and explanations.