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Chandler, Jean – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
While it's acknowledged that some children demonstrate giftedness in leadership and social domains, it's still one area often overlooked by educators and parents. Literature on leadership has been geared mostly toward adults, not children. What does exist for student leadership has been typically organized around situations that focus on adapting…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Gifted, Student Leadership, Perspective Taking
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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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Sharma, Jyoti; Bagai, Shobha; Tyagi, Pankaj; Biswal, Bibhu – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
In India, parents play an important role in arranging and facilitating educational opportunities for their children, starting with the choice of school, arranging after-school classes, and sending them to various non-academic extracurricular classes. Most parents closely follow the academic performance of their children and willingly spend time…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Parents
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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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Smith, Fiona – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
The identification of his son's high ability can cause a father to confront his own experiences as a gifted child and adult and change his emotional life, family dynamics, and career. Over the past decade, Fiona Smith has worked closely with numerous multi-generations of grandfathers, fathers, and sons in Australia to analyze their backgrounds,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Males, Talent Identification, Ability Identification
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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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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
While spending quite a bit of time in schools observing student teachers, the author of this article began to think about the way gifted children and their parents view school because the children do not seem to feel safe in their schools. The author observed that many of these children are very bright and are bored or frustrated, yet they do not…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academically Gifted, Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Child Relationship
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Willis, Mariam – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Even very young children can show an interest in the humanities. Although they may not be pursuing degrees in the arts or languages, they often pursue answers to profound questions about human existence in casual conversation. Supporting a young child in his or her quest to discover more about these questions may lead to new insights for parents,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Philosophy, Thinking Skills, Young Children
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Harsh, John; Karnes, Frances; Eiers, Patrick – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
In this article, the authors emphasize that good sleep health is essential if gifted children are to gain the greatest benefit from opportunities to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually while maintaining good psychological and physical health. The outstanding abilities that characterize these children and enable high levels of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Well Being, Physical Health, Sleep
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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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Steinmeyer, Patricia – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Advanced verbal ability is a trait associated with giftedness, and as a teacher, the author observes that many high-ability children flourish in the classroom when they are encouraged to explain their thoughts and reasoning. Engaging children in discussion helps students gain knowledge, think creatively, and develop critical thinking skills.…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Verbal Ability, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Parent Child Relationship
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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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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In this, and in upcoming issues of "Parenting for High Potential," the author will take a creative approach as she focuses on ways to encourage and support gifted-level development. One letter at a time, she will share understandings and ideas for parents and teachers. In this article, she presents an A list to help parents become more…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Academically Gifted