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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Music called to future conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, at an early age. Though his family could not afford music lessons, Dudamel did what thousands of children in Venezuela do. He went to one of the hundreds of music schools of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. Founded in the 1970s by pioneering musician and economist…
Descriptors: Music Education, Mentors, At Risk Persons, Poverty
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
One of the most common questions the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) receives from parents is, "How should I advocate for my child in the classroom?" Dr. Joan Smutny first tackled this topic for "Parenting for High Potential" in 2002, but her practical, step-by-step approach is still very applicable today. Some…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Parent School Relationship, Advocacy
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Parents of gifted children play a powerful role in expanding their world and helping them discover what they love. When gifted children have impassioned, open-minded, and creative family members, they are free to discover what they love and who they are as people. For gifted learners, curiosity, passion, and interest are absolute essentials.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Parent Education, Family Environment, Problem Solving