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Koenderink, Tijl; Hovinga, Femke – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
"Falling out" of education is a rampant problem among gifted children and adults in the Netherlands. An educated guess is that one-third of the gifted adults are unhappy with where they are in their lives and careers. This article discusses ways in which parents or teachers can make a difference by seeing the whole gifted child, creating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts
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Sandberg-Howe, Carol – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
What parent doesn't hope to give their children "the world," and at the earliest possible age start their journey in becoming responsible global citizens? Through play, children as young as 3 years old can assume active roles in learning important cultural-historical concepts. At home, parents can provide cultural information and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Young Children, Global Education, Learning Activities
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Gadzikowski, Ann – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
In 2012, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) revised its position statement regarding the appropriate use of technology in early childhood classrooms. The increased accessibility of touch screens on tablets and smart phones led to this revision, which moves the conversation from the question of "When shall we…
Descriptors: Coding, Robotics, Young Children, Appropriate Technology
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
This brief article offers tips for parents, caregivers, and teachers on how to nurture children's gifted and high-level development together to support and enhance learning. Tips relate to four "r"s: rationale, receptiveness to change, resourcefulness, and reassurance. [Note: An earlier rendition of "R We There Yet?" by Joanne…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Parent Role, Teacher Role, Talent Development
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
While spending quite a bit of time in schools observing student teachers, the author of this article began to think about the way gifted children and their parents view school because the children do not seem to feel safe in their schools. The author observed that many of these children are very bright and are bored or frustrated, yet they do not…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academically Gifted, Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Child Relationship
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Honeck, Ellen – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Children, particularly young children, demonstrate characteristics of giftedness in many different ways. These characteristics manifest themselves based on gender, experiences, cultural identity, personal passions and interests, and family or community. Gifted children develop asynchronously. Morelock (2000) stated that "asynchrony in the gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Psychological Patterns, Coping, Physical Development
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Schader, Robin – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Whether or not it is conscious, parents, caregivers, and teachers are looking for indicators that a child is not "fitting in" with peers. In most cases, teachers and parents are looking for problems or learning difficulties that need to be addressed because the earlier a problem is discovered and diagnosed, the more likely an intervention or…
Descriptors: Gifted, Learning Problems, Caregivers, Young Children
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Deitz, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Today's gifted children in middle school truly need advocates to ensure that school remains challenging through the middle grades and that the actions related to learning and talent development are positive experiences. Middle-grade advocates need a reason, a bit of prep, and a plan in order to be super advocates for children. As Chair for the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Stakeholders, Middle School Students, Advocacy
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
In this article, the author shares the story about her son who has advanced intellectual ability and how she used science to motivate him. She says for advanced learners, the study of science encourages them to ask those deep questions without feeling as though they are out of step with their peers. Parents can support their children's natural…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Internet, Student Motivation, Science Instruction
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In the last issue, the author's analysis amplified the letter A. In this article, she works with the letter B. In upcoming articles in this series, she will extend the material and offer understandings about gifted education and high-ability learners as she moves alphabetically from C through Z.
Descriptors: Gifted, Academically Gifted, Best Practices, Creative Activities
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In this, and in upcoming issues of "Parenting for High Potential," the author will take a creative approach as she focuses on ways to encourage and support gifted-level development. One letter at a time, she will share understandings and ideas for parents and teachers. In this article, she presents an A list to help parents become more…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Academically Gifted
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Tassell, Janet; Stobaugh, Rebecca; Sheffield, Linda – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Middle grades are a critical time for capturing the interest and imagination and developing the potential of mathematically promising students. This is a time for students to make sense of mathematics, build a solid foundation and enthusiasm, and set the course for the highest levels of mathematics in the future. This is a time to explore their…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Activities