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Shade, Rick; Shade, Patti Garrett – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
There is a myth that some people are creative and others are not. However, all children are born creative. They love to explore, ask questions, and are incredibly imaginative. Parents are key in nurturing their child's creativity in the early years. This article offers resources and strategies parents can use at different ages and stages (newborn,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Creative Development, Parent Education
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Fugate, C. Matthew – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Unfortunately, there are many students that feel "stupid" in classrooms all around the country. They know they are gifted, but their ADHD and co-occurring conditions can make them feel isolated and alone. This is hard not only for the children, but for the parents who may feel powerless in helping their child know how special he or she…
Descriptors: Creativity, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Education, Parenting Skills
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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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Honeck, Ellen; Johnson, Anne – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Finding a school or program for your child can be a very stressful process. However, there are lots of resources out there, and many parents who have been on this journey are willing to help. This article offers an overview of the types of schools, programs, and options available to gifted children including charter, magnet, gifted, and online or…
Descriptors: School Choice, Selection Criteria, Parent Aspiration, Parent Education
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Jeweler, Sue; Barnes-Robinson, Linda – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
When parents and teachers help gifted kids use the metaphor "learning through different lenses," amazing things happen: Horizons open up. Ideas are focused. Thoughts are magnified and clarified. They see the big picture. Metaphoric thinking offers new and exciting ways to see the world. Viewing the world through different lenses provides…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies
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Hildebrandt, Martha – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Parents and grandparents are always looking for new ways to engage their kids and grandkids in meaningful, enriching educational activities. While there is evidence that playing games can increase numerical fluency, research also shows that parental involvement outside of school is one of the best predictors of student achievement and that games…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Creative Development, Mathematics Activities, Parents as Teachers
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Reeves, Diana – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Fear of failure starts early in life, and is common among high achievers. From their earliest years, many gifted children are successful in almost everything they try because they are under challenged, and paradoxically, become failure-avoidant. When parents always encourage their children to get the highest grade or to be "the best,"…
Descriptors: Fear, Failure, Parent Education, Parenting Styles
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Parents of gifted children play a powerful role in expanding their world and helping them discover what they love. When gifted children have impassioned, open-minded, and creative family members, they are free to discover what they love and who they are as people. For gifted learners, curiosity, passion, and interest are absolute essentials.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Parent Education, Family Environment, Problem Solving
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Lindbom-Cho, Desiree R. – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
The new year brings about one's desire to change and to improve one's self. These emotions quickly fade and turn into lofty resolutions that are not fulfilled. For parents of gifted children, many parallels can be made between making New Year's resolutions and setting more long-term goals related to their education and/or career.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Academically Gifted, Gifted, Goal Orientation
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Tassell, Janet; Maxwell, Margaret; Stobaugh, Rebecca – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Gifted children crave meaning through learning experiences, and they are naturally inquisitive. This article provides a teaching framework that parents can adapt for use with gifted children to help facilitate STEM knowledge and skills. The CReaTE Framework, adapted from an evolving lesson plan framework, can promote learning in a nontraditional,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learning Experience, Gifted, Parent Education
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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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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Discovering that a child is gifted can be both exhilarating and daunting. Parents watch in amazement and awe as their 3-year-old reads a first-grade-level book flawlessly, or they might listen to their preschool child's distress over seeing a homeless person on the street. Parents observe as their 6-year-old dismantles a broken CD player and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Parent Education, Gifted Disabled
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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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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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