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Gifted Children

Should I grade-skip my gifted child?

The Conversation US | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

By Jonathan Wai, Duke University; Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, University of Iowa, and Susan Assouline, University of Iowa The American school system puts ...

Tips For Parenting And Educating The Gifted Child

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Are you the parent of a gifted child? If so, you may feel obliged, on occasion, to push your child more academically. You may feel an extra responsibi...

Sometimes Self Censoring Is The Right Thing To Do As A Parenting Writer

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Forming a community of parents, writing about our agonizing moments of self-doubt and shame when we lose it and scream back at our screamers, allow us to feel less alone during the isolating and terrifying journey of raising babies and young kids.

Maybe My Child Is Gifted. Maybe Not. Maybe It Doesn't Matter.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Farrah Alexander

I think he's brilliant because he's my child and every parent thinks their child is special in some way, right? Here's the truth -- maybe he is, maybe he isn't, it doesn't really matter either way.

Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?

The Conversation US | Posted 01.11.2017 | Education
The Conversation US

One commonly held belief is that gifted students don't need help and will do fine on their own. This perception may be due to the empirical evidence showing that many gifted students do end up quite successful later in life.

'Should I Have My Gifted Preschooler Skip Kindergarten?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Mom Of Gifted writes, I'm thinking about skipping a grade for my 4 year old and entering her into Kindergarten this year. She is a very determ...

Helping Parents Help Children in Traumatic Times

Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H.

Article originally appears HERE at SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Again the world grieves from another act of outrageous violence a...

'My Gifted Preschooler Is Frustrating Me'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Gifted Kids Suck writes in: Do you have tips on disciplining a gifted preschooler? (not just gifted because I love her, the school asked me t...

Twice Exceptional: The Sticky Road To GATE

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Jennifer Havenner

Embed from Getty Images I couldn't read in second grade. Not a word. The year was 1984, and Dyslexia was not yet on the school radar, especially in...

Are Successful People Gifted or Do They Just Work Hard?

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

American society is obsessed with the concept of giftedness. We test our kids to determine if they're gifted, then put them in specialized educational programs designed to maximize their giftedness. But how important is giftedness? Is incredible success possible for average people?

A Letter To My Son's Future Partner

Gina Sampaio | Posted 02.24.2017 | Parents
Gina Sampaio

Future Partner, I'm trying. But if he still has shortcomings when he's grown, I hope you can learn to live with them, and love him for the wonderful person that he is.

8 Ways to Launch Your Tween Art Star

Hilary Harkness | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Hilary Harkness

Hopefully this tale of my experiences has been helpful as you wonder what to do with your little Warhol. And know that along the way, there may be some cabinets defaced with crayons or car leather pencil sketches that don't erase completely. Count to ten. Take deep breaths. One day your child may remember how understanding you were and just how much that meant on their way to art stardom.

The Intensities of Giftedness

Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H. | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents
Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H.

Gifted individuals with OE's are not broken. They are not, however, ordinary. They have the capacity within them to be... EXTRAORDINARY.

How to Tell If Your Kid Is a Prodigy, and Why It's Probably Better If They're Not

Fatherly | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents

Note to parents of non-prodigies (so, most of you): No amount of flash cards, professional training or baby Einstein DVDs can make your kid a prodigy if the stuff isn't there, so don't try. It will just make both of you miserable.


Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H. | Posted 06.10.2016 | Education
Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H.

Biologist Dr. E.O.Wilson spent many countless childhood hours watching ants. His unremitting interest eventually led to his ground-breaking research into sociobiology and biodiversity, becoming renown as the world's leading expert on myrmecology.

How Does an Island Feel? Raising Gifted Children in a World That Turns Its Back

Amanda Mancino | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Amanda Mancino

As the months passed, the rhythm that so many had spoken of never came. Our days were a marvelous performance of song and dance, intense tears followed by laughter, hours and hours of books. His quiet could only be had by listening to my voice stumble over Dostoyevsky or Dickens.

Enough With the 'Is My Child a Genius/Gifted?' Nonsense

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Laura Lifshitz

Remind your child today what being a kid is all about. Finding joy in the everyday adventures and realizing that there is adventure in the every ordinary, below-average day, because to a child nothing is truly ever ordinary.

Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

More Than a Glorified Teacher's Aide

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 02.23.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

We also are doing a far better job at staffing our schools with the special education personnel that can oversee the progress of these students and offer appropriate advice and support for teachers and parents.

The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents that are extremely low in cost.

Great Gift Ideas for Gifted Kids and Adults

Dr. Anna Sher Simon | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Dr. Anna Sher Simon

People who are exceptionally intelligent in one or more areas can be particularly difficult to choose gifts for, either because their interests are so esoteric (e.g., physics) or so focused that you are inclined to expand their horizons (e.g., no more puzzles, no more comics!).

Children Who Shine From Within

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

Maybe you know a Firefly. Maybe you love a Firefly. If you do, please don't wait. Don't wait for someone to hand him an award or a give her a certificate to make their talents and gifts "official."

14 Signs Your Grandchild May Be Gifted

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You think your grandbaby is off-the-charts smart, but how do you know? According to the National Association for Gift...

South Africa's Missing Genius Children

Vashthi Nepaul | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Vashthi Nepaul

Today I want to talk about 'a good education,' one of the priority areas for the United Nations My World Global Survey. But there is a specific segment of education which I believe is being overlooked to our detriment.

Gifted or Hard-Working? Which Is Better for Long-Term Success for Our Children?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Giftedness is no guarantee for success. In fact, the world is full of gifted failures and yet we, as parents, often hope and pray we have gifted children. This is then a parenting misperception used to validate a parent's sense of worth.