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Swigert-Gacheru, Margaretta – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Kenyan parents want their children to have an education that will maximize their full potential, and they are prepared to make tremendous sacrifices to ensure their children get that education. However, the best schools cost far more than most families can afford, and even the most humble local schools require parents to pay for school fees,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Academically Gifted
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Peters, Pamela M. – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Research suggests that academic competitions provide opportunities for content differentiation as well as emotional growth. Participating students learn how to cope with subjectivity, engage in friendly competition with their peers, get exposed to role models in their field of interest, and build resilience. With limited resources, school…
Descriptors: Competition, Program Implementation, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics
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Wilson, Hope E.; Adelson, Jill L. – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
One of the most common concerns of parents and teachers of gifted children is perfectionism. Gifted children often have nearly impossibly high expectations of themselves in academic and other settings, causing high levels of anxiety. There are several ways in which perfectionism may manifest in children and many strategies for parents and teachers…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Self Management, Expectation
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Franklin, Amanda; Henry Collins, Kristina – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
It can be thrilling when parents receive a letter notifying them their child is eligible for the school's gifted program. However the academic and talent development that a child receives at school should also be complemented by social and emotional support at home. There are many books that can help provide the information a parent needs to…
Descriptors: Parents, Gifted, Talent Development, Reading Strategies
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Prado, Renata Muniz; Fleith, Denise de Souza; Vilarinho-Rezende, Daniela – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Brazil faces many challenges in gifted education. Programs for the gifted are offered mainly at the public level. However, the amount of governmental investment has been drastically reduced due to the economic and political crises that the nation currently faces, as well as the belief that the investment in gifted education is a waste compared to…
Descriptors: Parents, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Talent Development
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Collins, Kristina Henry – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Parents, positioned as a child's first teacher, inaugurate the nurturing process of the gifted student's multiple interests, talents, and potential. With careful planning and support systems, parents can promote their gifted child's dual identity, while also fostering academic excellence, talent development, and maximizing potential. This article…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent Identification, Talent Development, Parent Participation
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Welch, Carolyn E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015 is an exciting development for parents, teachers, school leaders, and others who believe U.S. schools should meet the needs of high-ability students. The ESSA revised and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), previously known as the No Child…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Educational Legislation, Special Needs Students, Gifted
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Guilbault, Keri M. – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Parents often struggle with the decision to accelerate their child and may worry about social and emotional issues, although research indicates positive effects on the social and emotional adjustment of carefully selected accelerants. As children's advocates, parents can work effectively with a school system to secure an appropriate academic…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Grades (Scholastic), Academically Gifted, Advocacy
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
The author of this article implores parents to take the word "I" off the table. Instead of thinking "What can I do for my children?" consider, "What can they do for themselves?" How can one invoke children's independence and initiative? Start by inspiring them to investigate, imagine, and use their intellect.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Role, Interests, Cognitive Development
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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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Roberts, Julia Link; Inman, Tracy Ford – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In their last column, the authors described a Gold Standard School--a place in which all children thrive including the gifted and talented. The Checklist for a Gold Standard School, which is included in this article, highlights the main characteristics of such a school including a focus on continuous progress, talent development, policies that…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Talent Development, Advocacy, Child Advocacy
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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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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Bullying happens every day in classrooms and on playgrounds all over the world. Parents, when faced with the fact that their child has become the target of a bully, experience a stream of emotions: anger, fear, the need to protect, and the realization that the child must go back to school or out to play and face the bully again the next day. Many…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Networks, Student Experience, Peer Relationship