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Lindbom-Cho, Desiree R. – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
The new year brings about one's desire to change and to improve one's self. These emotions quickly fade and turn into lofty resolutions that are not fulfilled. For parents of gifted children, many parallels can be made between making New Year's resolutions and setting more long-term goals related to their education and/or career.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Academically Gifted, Gifted, Goal Orientation
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Terry, Alice W. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
How can parents help their children develop the sensitivity and compassion of people like Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, Rachel Carson, and Martin Luther King, Jr.? Participation for gifted students in service-learning programs, both in and out of school, may be one helpful method. In the last two decades, there has been a resurgence of…
Descriptors: Altruism, Academically Gifted, Service Learning, Gifted
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Cooper, Carolyn R. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In this article, the author presents questions that can help parents determine: (1) whether or not their child's school has a special program for gifted and talented (GT) students; (2) how valid it is; and (3) whether or not it's appropriate for their high-potential child. Each question is direct, to the point, and intended to help parents find…
Descriptors: Special Programs, Gifted, Parents, Academically Gifted
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Grantham, Tarek C.; Henfield, Malik S. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Today, there are more program options in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) than ever before. Because people are living in an age of increasing globalization, advocates of gifted children must understand that involvement in STEM fields is paramount for the children to be competitive in the job market and for the nation to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Student Participation, Global Approach, Educational Opportunities
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Muratori, Michelle – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Years ago, the popular TV game show "Let's Make a Deal" required its contestants to choose one of three doors. Contestants were just as likely to win expensive items such as cars and exotic vacations as they were to win a crate of lemons. Helping their child reach decisions about college may at times lead parents to feel as if they are contestants…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Decision Making, Gifted, Parent Attitudes
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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)
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Postma, Michael; Peters, Daniel; Gilman, Barbara; Kearney, Kathi – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Education has seen its share of trends and movements that either help or hinder the optimal development of the gifted child. In 2001, Congress passed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in a concerted effort to reach children who were not meeting minimal standardized goals of achievement. Response to Intervention (RtI) is yet another approach to ensure…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academically Gifted, Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods