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Goudelock, Jessa D. Luckey – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
Gifted African American students express characteristics of giftedness in significantly different ways when compared to their White counterparts. However, parents are not often aware how to recognize giftedness in their children, and teachers are unaware of the nuances in identifying and supporting gifted African American students. For parents of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, African American Students, Student Characteristics, Talent Identification
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Luckey, Jessa; Grantham, Tarek – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Upstander parents look, listen, and take action on behalf of their children, going the extra mile to ensure their children get the education they need and deserve. For gifted Black students, this attention and advocacy can be essential to help them reach their full potential and overcome the social and psychological barriers confronting them at…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, African American Students, Acceleration (Education), Parent Role
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Funk, Joanne Russillo; Floyd, Chandra; Gilson, Cindy M.; Kapustka, Katherine M.; Yew, Feiye – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Parents may gain insights from scholarly research on giftedness that can assist them in making key decisions affecting the education, future, and well-being of their child. The article looks at studies that focus on parents of gifted children and some of the issues they encounter. The research addresses such issues as: (1) Parents' role in talent…
Descriptors: Parents, Academically Gifted, Decision Making, Planning
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
One of the most common questions the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) receives from parents is, "How should I advocate for my child in the classroom?" Dr. Joan Smutny first tackled this topic for "Parenting for High Potential" in 2002, but her practical, step-by-step approach is still very applicable today. Some…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Parent School Relationship, Advocacy
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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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Parenting for High Potential, 2014
This issue's "Parent Group Spotlight" features Deborah Simon, president of West Sound Gifted, Talented & Twice-Exceptional (WSGT2e), who started a parent group in Washington in 2013. In just one year, this small, but mighty group has held community forums, attended school board meetings, and helped influence local gifted programming.…
Descriptors: Parent Associations, Gifted, Gifted Disabled, Special Education
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Mann, Rebecca – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Individuals with spatial strengths have preferences for visual ideation, holistic reasoning, and innovation. With the emphasis on verbal skills, American schools rarely provide opportunities for children to excel in these areas. Standardized assessments used to judge achievement do not value reflective thinking and innovation; therefore, students…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visual Learning, Holistic Approach, Innovation
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Today the author received the umpteenth parental request from a mother wanting help with her child who is reading far above grade level and yet remains in an on-grade-level reading group. The frustration from this and every other parent who has spoken to the author about this subject is palatable. Parents want what is best for their child, but in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Gifted, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Summer activities have grown old. Going swimming has lost its allure, and boredom has set in. No matter how well parents have planned interesting and educational activities for the summer months or how much they have enjoyed the freedom from stricter schedules and more rigid bedtimes, it is time to transition back to the routines of the school…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Gifted, Parent School Relationship, Advocacy
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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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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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Scheibel, Susan – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Experience and research repeatedly illustrate the need for and value of parent advocates--as parents know their child best. Parents need to be prepared to take a positive, proactive, and focused role with teachers and administrators in their child's school to find the best programming for their child. Academic acceleration should be considered as…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Advocacy, Parent Role
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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