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Sharma, Jyoti; Bagai, Shobha; Tyagi, Pankaj; Biswal, Bibhu – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
In India, parents play an important role in arranging and facilitating educational opportunities for their children, starting with the choice of school, arranging after-school classes, and sending them to various non-academic extracurricular classes. Most parents closely follow the academic performance of their children and willingly spend time…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Parents
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Grubbs, Kathryn – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
The teenage years can be difficult, filled with questions, emotions, and decisions. For high-achieving adolescents who may experience asynchronous development or experience the world more intensely, these years can bring about intense emotions, feelings of isolation, or difficulty understanding the injustices of the world. Parents, may try to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High Achievement, Adolescent Development, Child Rearing
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Mullet, Dianna R.; Rinn, Anne N. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Some gifted children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's functioning. For a diagnosis of ADHD, children under the age of 17 must display at least six symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity in at least two different settings (school and home, for example),…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Child Behavior, Academically Gifted
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
As part of her series, "ABCs of Being Smart," Joanne Foster presents time-tested tips for parents of toddlers to teens. Categories include: traits to tap when meeting with teachers to strengthen home and school connections or resolve any issues; strategies for parents to add to their "toolbox"; and tactical measures to consider…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Child Rearing, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Friedrichs, Terence Paul – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth have many strengths, with about 24% of boys and 48% of girls in seven metropolitan GLBTQ support groups identifying as gifted. Similarly, approximately 30% of 1,000 online GLBTQ adult respondents indicated that they, too, had attained gifted-range accomplishments. Parents of gifted…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Parent Role
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Hasan, Melissa R – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Melissa Hasan believes that Conceptual Physics saved her sanity. A seemingly unimportant metallurgical fact she learned in high school has made parenting her toddler possible on most days. The most important thing she learned in High School from Conceptual Physics, and Interpersonal Relationships was that what is rigid breaks. In high school, she…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Gifted, Coping
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Wilson, Hope E.; Gaa, John – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Many parents are in search of ways to best encourage their gifted children in the arts. As arts programs receive less financial and administrative support from the public school systems, parents are seeking additional resources. This article will provide a beginning point for parents to support artistic development for gifted children, based upon…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Art Education, Art Activities
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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 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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Fonseca, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Raising gifted children is a challenge, a big challenge. Often a dichotomy of emotions, gifted children can shift from happy and engaging, to angry and explosive, to sullen and withdrawn--all in a matter of minutes. Their behavioral extremes can often cause frustration and confusion in the strongest of parents. But why are these seemingly adept…
Descriptors: Gifted, Coping, Emotional Development, Coaching (Performance)