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Mendaglio, Sal – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
In the author's work, parental anxiety is a strong predictor of children's anxiety. This means that if a child is faced with an anxious mother or father, the child will most likely experience anxiety. In addition to parental anxiety, he contends that there are parenting situations that may contribute to a child experiencing anxiety. Children's…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Anxiety, Parent Influence, Family Environment
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Olmstead, Gwen – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
The author shares that her journey with gifted homeschooling was filled with folly and a slow learning curve. By sharing some of the struggles and insights she faced, the author hopes others will benefit or find solace in knowing they are not alone when their square peg children do not fit into round holes. In this article the author discusses:…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Gifted, Mothers, Parent Attitudes
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Andersen, Lori – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Motivation in mathematics and science appears to be more important to STEM occupational choice than ability. Using the expectancy value model, parents may be able to recognize potential barriers to children's selection of a STEM occupation and take actions to help facilitate talent development. These are especially important for parents of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, STEM Education, Science Careers, Elementary School Students
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Smutny, Joan F. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
For many young gifted English Language Learners (ELLs), going to an American school is like a trip to Mars. Everything and everyone looks strange. Many ELLs feel unsure of their abilities when they discover that their proficiency in English can sometimes hinder achievement. They wonder what the other kids think of their speech, their accents,…
Descriptors: Gifted, English (Second Language), Creativity, Second Language Learning
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Hertzog, Nancy B. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Hakeem, Emily, Jose, and Latisha are all entering preschool in the fall. Their mothers are looking for the highest quality early childhood program they can find. Is there a guide for them to find a five-star program? Are all certified or accredited programs of equal quality? How do these parents and guardians know what defines quality in early…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Preschool Education, Young Children, Educational Quality
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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