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Ragatz, Carolyn; Ragatz, Zach – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Why encourage children to play board games? In the increasing disconnect of our digital lives, playing games provides a way to connect and relate with others on a human level. Strategy and role-playing games provide intellectual challenges and stretch creativity to keep the gifted mind engaged in solving problems. At the same time, the players…
Descriptors: Games, Role Playing, Gifted, Children
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Sedillo, Paul James – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Gifted children are often empathetic, morally sensitive, and feel a responsibility toward others. As they become aware of the injustices in their surrounding communities, they may embark on a quest for justice for individuals who are oppressed, marginalized, or misunderstood. With Gay Pride Month in June bringing increased visibility and awareness…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Schroth, Stephen T. – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Gifted children are often highly sensitive to their surroundings and are able to readily identify potential solutions to challenges that imperil the environment in which they live. Many gifted children are strong advocates of sustainable living, caring deeply about the world around them and its health in the future. For this reason, parents and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
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Hyatt, Charles – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Parents of gifted children are often faced with challenges as to how to process images, labels, and stereotypes of youth with special abilities. Just as books can provide healing for the troubled soul by reflecting on the stories of people experiencing similar challenges, cinema and video can help examine one's strengths and weaknesses while…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mass Media Effects, Films, Television
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Lutostanski, Scott – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Finding an enjoyable, exciting, and engaging activity for gifted students can be a challenging balancing act. While parents want their children to become active and involved, they may face setbacks as they try to find the right fit, with some gifted children grappling with poor fine and gross motor abilities. While a high percentage of gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Athletics, Team Sports, Aquatic Sports
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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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Carpenter, Ashley Y.; Hayden, Stacy M. – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Being a parent in the "gifted world" is challenging, especially when you don't have all the information. Whether your child has already been identified and is in a gifted program or you are looking for the school to better meet your child's needs, it's essential to know the various staff and administrators that can help you and your…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Gifted, Identification, Teaching Methods
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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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Koenderink, Tijl; Hovinga, Femke – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
"Falling out" of education is a rampant problem among gifted children and adults in the Netherlands. An educated guess is that one-third of the gifted adults are unhappy with where they are in their lives and careers. This article discusses ways in which parents or teachers can make a difference by seeing the whole gifted child, creating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts
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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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Ireland, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Australian curriculum falls short for gifted students, and many teachers are not able to confidently improvise solutions. Research has painted a poor picture of education for Australian students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as from provincial and remote regions. In 2017, the Australian government commissioned an Independent Review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Academically Gifted, Rural Areas
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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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Peters, Megan Parker; Mofield, Emily – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Beliefs about intelligence can affect how children approach school work and perform. It is why some gifted children tackle challenges with excitement while others feel threatened by challenges and avoid them. The mindset beliefs influence how the child views ego, effort, and errors. Those with a fixed mindset believe that their potential has been…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions
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Fish, Leigh Ann – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The array of choices for early education can be overwhelming. Learning about the more prevalent approaches and their unique philosophies can help parents select a program that works for their precocious children. Some of these approaches include childcare/daycare, early entrance, Head Start, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf. The National…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Choice, Academically Gifted, Educational Methods
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