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Fish, Leigh Ann – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Precocity in the very young should be a valid topic of discussion in parental and educational circles, yet too frequently those conversations are slow to occur or are absent altogether. Many parents and educators remain silent about raising and nurturing precocious preschoolers, and author Leigh Ann Fish believe that the silence is due to a lack…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Academically Gifted
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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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Shade, Rick; Shade, Patti Garrett – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Creativity is best identified in children and adults by looking for behaviors such as flexibility, playfulness, curiosity, originality, intellectual risk-taking, and persistence in thoughts or actions. These creative behaviors occur at certain times and under certain conditions in everyone. But, they can also be either enhanced or severely…
Descriptors: Creativity, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Child Development
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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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Vrotny, Vinnie – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
How can parents help their children become positive digital citizens, leverage tools for learning and creativity, while maintaining a healthy balance in a digital age? In this article, the author offers a framework in helping parents become guides and mentors for their children in the dizzying digital age. The following guidelines are presented:…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Technological Literacy, Information Technology, Educational Technology
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Hasan, Melissa R – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Melissa Hasan believes that Conceptual Physics saved her sanity. A seemingly unimportant metallurgical fact she learned in high school has made parenting her toddler possible on most days. The most important thing she learned in High School from Conceptual Physics, and Interpersonal Relationships was that what is rigid breaks. In high school, she…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Gifted, Coping
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Wilson, Hope E.; Gaa, John – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Many parents are in search of ways to best encourage their gifted children in the arts. As arts programs receive less financial and administrative support from the public school systems, parents are seeking additional resources. This article will provide a beginning point for parents to support artistic development for gifted children, based upon…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Art Education, Art Activities
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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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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