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MacFarlane, Bronwyn – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
A recent issue of "Educational Leadership" highlighted the lack of current focus in schools on humanities education (Ferrero, 2011). As the young lives of gifted children become ever busier with extracurricular options, parents are left with the question of how to best complement their child's academic life with his or her social and emotional…
Descriptors: Gifted, Humanities Instruction, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence
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Willis, Mariam – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Empathy is the ability to understand and feel for the situation of another human being and is shaped by seeing others react when distressed; by imitating what they see, children develop a repertoire of empathic responses. When children see other people in pain, their brains become active in the same regions that process the experience of pain…
Descriptors: Gifted, Empathy, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence
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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Often a dichotomy of emotions, gifted children can shift from happy and engaging, to angry and explosive, to sullen and withdrawn--all in a matter of minutes.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)