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Miller, Erin – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
It is report card time at your child's school. You are curious as to how your child is being perceived and how well the teacher is meeting his or her needs. As you expect, there is a neat line of good grades. At the bottom is written this note: "(Your child) is doing well on her school work, but she does not suffer fools gladly."…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Student Needs
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Deitz, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Today's gifted children in middle school truly need advocates to ensure that school remains challenging through the middle grades and that the actions related to learning and talent development are positive experiences. Middle-grade advocates need a reason, a bit of prep, and a plan in order to be super advocates for children. As Chair for the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Stakeholders, Middle School Students, Advocacy
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
The author was pondering the parent perspective of acceleration, and she realized that people are always hearing "ifs" and "buts" when discussing this topic. There are many "if" and "but" questions. In this article, the author focuses on the following four: (1) "If" my child is complaining of being bored in class, does that mean he or she needs to…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Needs, Emotional Response, Academically Gifted