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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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Mullet, Dianna R.; Rinn, Anne N. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Some gifted children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's functioning. For a diagnosis of ADHD, children under the age of 17 must display at least six symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity in at least two different settings (school and home, for example),…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Child Behavior, Academically Gifted
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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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Housand, Angela – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Today's youth are connected across the street and across the globe in a web of communication like no other generation before. Generation Z, also known as Centennials, are considered "mobile-natives" and are even more technologically savvy then their Millennial predecessors. Nearly three-quarters of children own or have access to a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Handheld Devices, Adolescents
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Collins, Linda E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
"Twice-exceptional," also referred to as "2e," is a term used to describe gifted children who have the characteristics of gifted students and give evidence of one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria. These disabilities may include specific learning disabilities (SpLD), speech and language…
Descriptors: Comorbidity, Academically Gifted, Disabilities, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Brulles, Dina; Brown, Karen L. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
In this article, the authors offer offer five key strategies for developing a mutually supportive relationship with the teacher of your gifted child: (1) Share information about how your child thinks, feels, learns best, and any specifics that will help the teacher understand and support your child's learning needs at school; (2) Approach the…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Academically Gifted, Information Dissemination, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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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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Friedrichs, Terry; Nauta, Noks; Fiedler, Ellen – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Gifted elders (those who are both gifted and senior citizens) are one of the world's greatest untapped and unrecognized resources. Their needs are too-often neglected in today's world. Spending time with a gifted grandparent, or with a retired teacher, coach, or mentor, can be a win-win for all. However, that time can be even more productive if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Older Adults, Emotional Response
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Bruce-Davis, Micah N. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
There are many ways families can incorporate well-being practices into family life. Concerns over grades, getting homework completed, and managing busy schedules can be overwhelming for parents and children. In addition to making plans for their child's educational goals, parents should consider setting well-being goals to create a happy and…
Descriptors: Family Life, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Goal Orientation
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Baldus, Clar M.; Wilson, Hope E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
For many children, their artistic gifts may not be apparent until opportunity or exposure provides a spark. That's why parents and caregivers must understand the many ways they can ignite sparks, nurture artistic talents, and provide opportunities for gifted children to explore the arts. In many communities, opportunities outside of school abound.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Art Activities, Art Education, Creativity
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Weber, Heidi; Pennington, Leighann – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Many parents and teachers are not aware that specific ingredients (such as communicating clearly, providing constructive feedback, setting goals, conducting self-assessments, and accepting failure) are required at home "and" school to help gifted students succeed. Following are ways parents can support their child's teacher in building…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Role
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Inman, Tracy F. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
When students earn good grades and high praise without having to make much effort, they may not learn the values and skills needed in order to be productive, caring citizens who contribute positively to the world. Some of the most important concepts for a successful life may not be taught to gifted children early in life because they are not…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Work Ethic, Responsibility, Coping
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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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