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Austin, Kathy – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Many gifted preschoolers are self-taught readers. This was confirmed by more than 200 parents in a 2011 study at Oregon State University focusing on young children's reading experiences. The purpose of the study was to determine how parents of gifted children and gifted students perceived the children's learning-to-read process, their early school…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Parent Attitudes, Reading Ability, Early Reading
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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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Boazman, Janette – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
In the gifted community, many voices offer research, information, and advice on what gifted children need. University professors who study gifted children share their findings through research, published articles, and books. State gifted education associations and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) publish important information…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Service Learning, Acceleration (Education), Summer Programs
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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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Willis, Mariam – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
This article elaborates on parent advocacy groups, a key component in meeting the needs of gifted children. The case for parent groups couldn't be stronger--or more urgent. According to Nancy Green, Executive Director of the National Association for Gifted Children, "Quality gifted education exists in places where there are strong parent groups."…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Best Practices, Parent Associations, Advocacy
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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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Willis, Mariam – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Talent Searches offer an opportunity for gifted children to experience learning on prestigious college campuses around the nation, and as importantly, an opportunity to form relationships with like-minded, similar-age peers. Few opportunities open doors for intellectual, social, and emotional growth in gifted children as efficiently as…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Educational Opportunities, Talent Development
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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
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Phelps, Connie; Fogarty, Elizabeth – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Parents play a vital role in supporting an effective gifted education program at their child's school. Given the varied roles and responsibilities, they may wonder which activities to sponsor and support that most effectively benefit the growth and development of their gifted child. By taking a closer look at the gifted program, parents may…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Philosophy, Position Papers, Academically Gifted
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Phelps, Connie; Fogarty, Elizabeth – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Beyond the school setting, there are probably things that parents want for their child's education. A personal philosophy of gifted education and mission statement can keep their beliefs, values, and needs clearly focused. Their personal mission statement may vary considerably from that of their child's school, if one exists. This may be…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Position Papers, Guidance, Educational Philosophy