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You Might Be an Introvert...Even If You're Not...
Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert!
What It Means to Be an Extrovert
Most people believe that an extrovert is a person who is friendly and outgoing. While that may be true, that is not the true meaning of extroversion.
What is the Meaning of an IQ Test Score?
If your child has ever taken an IQ test, you probably wondered about the score. IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient, which is a person’s mental age divided by his or her chronological age. But what does your child’s score tell you about your child?
Traits of Gifted Children
Your child seems a bit different from other children, smarter and…well, different. Could your child be gifted? To find out, start with a checklist of gifted traits and characteristics.
3 Signs Your Child Might be Introverted
Do you worry because your child has few friends, is quiet, and is not outgoing? Are you always encouraging your child to make new friends, talk to the other kids and spend less time alone? All parents worry about their children, but if your child is an introvert, you may be worrying unnecessarily.
What is Intrinsic Motivation?
Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from inside an individual rather than from any external or outside rewards, such as money or grades.
5 Ways to Tell Your Child is GIfted
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The Truth About Introverts
Contrary to popular opinion, introverts are not asocial, nor are they friendless loners who lack social skills. They simply have different social needs and preferences.
Is Your Child's Language Development Advanced?
One characteristic of gifted children is advanced language ability, which means these children reach developmental milestones relating to language earlier than developmental charts would indicate. This means that gifted children tend to talk earlier, have larger vocabularies, and use longer sentences than non-gifted children.
Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities or Supersensitiv...
Does your child complain about the seams in his socks? Put her hands over her ears when the movie starts
What is Extrinsic Motivation?
Extrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from factors outside an individual. The motivating factors are external, or outside, rewards such as money or grades.
Is Your Child Really Gifted?
You notice that your child seems to be more advanced than other children of the same age. You think your child might be gifted. How can you tell?
What You Should Know About Testing Your Gifted...
When parents first realize that their child might be gifted, they wonder about testing. Should I get my child tested? Where can I go for gifted testing? Does it matter who does the testing? How much does it cost?
Do You Have a ‘Gifted’ Child?
The advanced development of gifted children is easier for parents and others to understand if they are familiar with typical childhood development.
9 Characteristics of Young Gifted Children
How old does a child have to be before he or she exhibits characteristics of giftedness? Gifted traits show up in toddlers. In fact, some of them can be seen even in infants!
Gifted Babies
When do signs of giftedness first appear? Some people believe giftedness first becomes apparent sometime after a child starts school. However, it is actually possible to recognize giftedness even in infants.
How Do Children Learn Language?
Language learning is natural. Babies are born with the ability to learn it and that learning begins at birth. All children, no matter what language their parents speak, learn language much the same way. This learning takes place in three basic stages.
How to Raise an Introverted Child
What parent doesn't want to raise a happy and well-adjusted child? We read parenting books to learn about all the best strategies for raising children and we look for advice from friends, family and even parenting experts. However, sometimes the tips and advice we get don't take into account the fact that some children are introverts. If you have a child you think is introverted, what are the best ways to help your child?
Signs of Giftedness in Infants
Can infants show signs of being gifted? What are those signs?
12 Reasons Gifted Children Often Feel...
Can behavior be influenced by a child's giftedness? Yes! Gifted traits can create social and emotional problems for gifted children.
What is the difference between being shy and...
People often mistake introversion for shyness, but they are different. What is the difference between these two traits?
Fun Easter Egg Hunt for Math Loving Kids
This is a fun egg hunting idea perfect for kids who love math. Rather than just hide colored eggs for your child to find, hide plastic eggs, each of which has a math problem from the Easter Bunny that, if solved correctly, will lead to the next egg with the next problem.
Top Construction Sets for Gifted Children
Many gifted children love to build various kinds of structures. They may start out building towers out of simple wooden blocks, and progress to building complex structures from houses, boats and cars to structures that exist only in their imaginations. Give your gifted child a chance to stretch his or her imagination with a variety of construction sets. Here are ten of the best!
Intelligence
We all talk about intelligence, but what exactly is it? Simply put, it is the ability to learn.
Helping Gifted Children Cope with Intense...
Many gifted children are extremely sensitive. They seem to take everything to heart and get extremely upset by words and deeds that other children can ignore or get over quickly. How can parents help their emotionally sensitive children cope with these intense emotions?
Easter Basket Fillers
Loading up the Easter basket with candy isn't the best option for our children's health. So what are some good healthful substitutes that the kids will like?
Top Summer Camps for Gifted Children
Gifted children's love of learning doesn't stop during the summer months. Have a look at these summer camps designed for or appeal to gifted children.
IQ
: IQ is a measure of relative intelligence determined by a standardized test. The first intelligence
Asynchronous Development
More and more people refer to gifted children as having asynchronous development. What exactly does that mean? Asynchronous development is the uneven development of the cognitive, physical, and emotional domains.
Tips to Help Your Gifted Child Fall Asleep
A commonly noted characteristic of gifted children is their need for less sleep than other children. What is not so commonly noted, but commonly occurs, is the difficulty many gifted children have getting to sleep.
Gifted Children and Lack of Attention
A common myth of gifted children is that they are eager and attentive students. The truth is that they are often inattentive and appear to be distracted.
Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
The most typical way to color eggs is to buy an egg-dying kit, boil some eggs, prepare the dyes from the kit and then color the eggs. But why be typical! Here are some creative ways to decorate those Easter eggs!
Top 10 Toys for Gifted Children
Gifted children can quickly tire of the typical children's toy. They need toys that challenge them to think and hold their interest. The games and toys here are ten of the best for gifted children. They are truly smart toys for smart kids!
Goal
A goal is something that we want enough that we make an effort to reach it. A goal is not the same as a want. So what exactly is a goal?
Phoneme
A phoneme is the smallest unit of meaningful sound in a language.
Heterogeneous Grouping
Heterogeneous grouping is a method of placing students in various classrooms.
Fun Egg Hunt for Readers
Some gifted children have already begun to read by the time they are two years old. What can parents do to foster and encourage this ability? Try this reading alternative to the traditional Easter Egg hunt.
Lunch Ideas for Picky Eaters
It can be difficult to get a picky eater to eat at home, but when you also have the pack a lunch for school, the task becomes even more difficult. Here are several ideas on what to send to school with your picky eater.
How (Not) to Argue with Gifted Children
Gifted children, especially the verbally gifted ones, are often compared to lawyers: they argue as if they are in court. The case they are usually arguing is their own. They argue about rules, about punishment, discipline, bedtime, dinner. Basically, they'll argue about nearly anything they don't like or they want to avoid. Although they can make excellent arguments, it's important for parents to make sure they remain in charge.
Find Someone to Test Your Gifted Child
You think your child may be gifted, but you aren't sure. Or maybe you know your child is gifted, but you're having trouble convincing the school. In either case, you want to have your child tested, but you aren't sure how to get your child tested. Where do you go? Who should do the testing?
Hyperlexia
Hyperlexia is a syndrome characterized by an intense fascination with letters or numbers and an advanced reading ability. It is one of the disorders on the autism spectrum.
Early Reading Is a Sign of Giftedness
Reading is an essential skill for someone to master to be successful in school and in life. It's no wonder, therefore, that so many parents work hard to ensure that their children learn to read as soon as possible. We see more and more young children who seem to be able to read, so many in fact, that many people are beginning to say that early reading is no longer a sign that a child is gifted. But is that true?
Definitions of Gifted - Different Perspectives
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Dealing with Your Child's Asynchronous...
One very frustrating aspect of parenting a gifted child is their uneven development, known as asynchronous development. It is frustrating and sometimes confusing for parents because these children don't always act their age - their chronological age.
Dabrowski's Emotional Overexcitability of...
The emotional overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
Cooperative Learning
Cooperative learning is a method of instruction that has students working together in groups, usually with the goal of completing a specific task.
Special Days and Occasions to Celebrate in 2014
Some special days, like Mother's Day and Halloween, are well known and fun to celebrate, but other special days are no so well known. Those lesser known holidays, like Backwards Day, can be just as much fun to celebrate. Check out this list of special days throughout the year.
What to Look for in a Good Gifted Program
Be prepared when you are looking for a school for your child. Use these criteria to evaluate the gifted program schools have to offer.
How Can I Get My Ten-Year-Old Child to Stop...
Some gifted children seem preoccupied with death and dying and getquite upset when they think about it. What can you do to comfort them and help them understand?
Math and Science Summer Camps for Gifted Children
From film making to video game design, from computer programming to exploring space, there is a summer camp that's perfect for your gifted child.
Special Days and Observances in April
The month of April has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.
Characteristics of Gifted and ADHD
Characteristics of giftedness that are similar to those of another condition like ADHD can cause gifted children to be misdiagnosed. Asking certain questions can help parents and others determine whether a child is gifted, has ADHD, or both. Page 3.
How Do I Nurture My Gifted Child?
Finding out your child is gifted inevitably leads to the question of what to do about it. Some parents worry that they will do the wrong things or that they aren't smart, talented, or educated enough to provide what their child needs. However, all it really takes is a little understanding and creativity.
Homogeneous Grouping
Homogeneous grouping is a method of placing students in various classrooms.
Literacy Skills
What are literacy skills? They are all the skills children need to be able to read and write.
Top Ten Books for Gifted Children
Some books are just so perfect for gifted children they can't be passed up. Here is a list with ten of the best.
Self-Contained Classroom
A self-contained classroom is one in which the students share similar academic requirements.
Why Gifted Children are Bossy and What to Do...
No child is perfect and most parents know their child is no exception. One fairly common fault of gifted children is bossiness. This fault can be rather puzzling to parents when it exists in a child who is otherwise sensitive to the needs of others.
What is the Right Score for Admittance to a...
Your child has been denied entry into your school's gifted program because his or her test score wasn't high enough. Does the school have the right cut-off score? Find out in this FAQ.
State Gifted Associations
Find a state or organization or association for parents and teachers of gifted children.
High Achiever
High achievers are often confused with gifted children and while the two categories sometimes overlap, high achievers are not necessarily gifted, while some gifted children are underachievers. So what is a high achiever?
Mensa
You've no doubt heard of Mensa, but do you know what the organization actually is? Is it no more than people with high IQs and big egos? This description gives you the answer.
Top 10 Ways to Motivate Gifted Children
Parents of gifted children are often surprised and dismayed when the children underachieve in school. What can parents do to motivate a gifted child?
Making a Profile Silhouette
Silhouette cutting is a dying art these days, but your child can create a silhouette without being an artist - or even especially skilled with scissors! Depending on the age of your child, there are different ways to create a silhouette, but they are all based on the same basic principles.
Tips for Getting Picky Eaters to Eat
If your child is a picky eater, you are certainly not alone! Why are some children so picky about what they eat and what can you do about it?
Understanding Underachievement in Gifted Children
Parents of gifted children are often surprised and dismayed when their children underachieve in school. The key to helping an underachiever succeed is understanding the causes of underachievement.
Early Entry into Kindergarten for Gifted Children
Gifted children are often ready to begin school at age 4, but most of the time laws require children to wait until they are at least 5. Schools can usually waive the requirement, but they tend to discourage early entry. Is early entry into school a good idea for gifted children? Page 2.
Why Gifted Children Have Homework Problems and...
Who would think that gifted children have problems with homework? The most common problem is that they don’t do it. What can parents do?
How Can I Tell If My Child Is Gifted?
It's sometimes hard to be sure your child is gifted. You may think yes on some days and no on other days. Here are some ways to help you decide.
Top 10 Toys for Gifted Toddlers
Like all gifted children, gifted toddlers need plenty of intellectual stimulation. They also need opportunities to exercise their imaginations and to learn about and explore the world. These toys will provide your toddler with those opportunities and stimulate intellectual development.
Gifted Children FAQs
Whether you are just starting out on your journey as the parent of a gifted child or you've known for a while that your child is gifted, you have no doubt been plagued by numerous questions. And you might have noticed that it can be hard to find the answers to those questions. Find your answers in these FAQs.
Keeping Gifted Toddlers and Preschoolers...
Parents of gifted toddlers and preschoolers worry that their children may be bored and wonder what they should do about it. The fact is that gifted toddlers are usually very easy to keep challenged, stimulated, and always learning.
What's Wrong with Straight A's?
Most parents want their children to do well in school, and that usually means getting A's. They believe that good grades will help guarantee that their children will lead happy, productive, and successful lives. However, straight A's can actually be a sign that your child isn't learning what he needs to learn in order to be successful in life.
How Do Children Learn to Read?
Unlike learning language, though, learning to read is not natural. It has to be taught. And as complex as language is, reading is even more complex. So how exactly do children learn to read?
Quick Test for Giftedness
Sometimes it's not easy to tell if your child may be gifted. Take this simple test of giftedness that may point out some gifted traits.
Ceiling Effect
IQ test scores of gifted children are not always accurate because of test ceilings, sometimes called the ceiling effect. What exactly is a ceiling effect? What is the definition of a test ceiling?
Top Games for Gifted Children
Gifted children enjoy many of the same games, like Monopoly, that other children enjoy. However, their love of learning and need for challenge means that they will enjoy games where they can learn, show off their knowledge, and be challenged. Here are ten great games for gifted children.
Premature Birth and Giftedness
Evaluating the development of a preemie who is also a gifted child can be difficult. For one thing, even though signs of giftedness can be seen in infants, those signs will probably not appear until quite some time after the baby's birth. In addition, because preemies often experience developmental delays, the signs can be even harder to spot.
Growing Tomatoes from Seeds
Gifted kids love to learn about how things work - and that includes learning how plants grow. Teach your kids about plant growth by having them grow cherry tomatoes from seeds.
What is Creativity?
Most of us, when we think of creativity, think of art, music and writing, and encourage our children in those areas. But creativity is much more than that.
Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration
Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski devised the only existing theory of moral development. Like theories of physical or intellectual development, this theory is comprised of progressive levels of moral development. Although it has five levels, few people make it past the third level. Some people, in fact, are stuck between levels three and four and are mistakenly identified as neurotic.
Gifted Children Who Think They Are Little Adults
We’ve all heard of child-like adults, adults who have the heart and spirit of children. Gifted kids are the opposite; they are adult-like children, who often seem to think and act like adults. More importantly, they sometimes feel like adults. This feeling can lead to frustration for both the gifted child and the adults around them.
Typical Kindergarten Math Curriculum
What will children learn about numbers and math in kindergarten? What are they expected to know at the end of the kindergarten year? While the goals may vary somewhat from state to state, there are some typical expectations.
Top 10 Toys for Gifted Babies
Signs of giftedness appear early, as early as infancy. Like all gifted children, gifted babies need stimulation, both sensual and mental. These toys will provide your infant with the stimulation he or she needs.
Do Abilities "Even Out" in Third Grade?
One of the obstacles parents of gifted children encounter when trying to get more appropriate learning materials and instruction for their children in school is the argument that “everything evens out by third grade.” They are told that although their children are advanced in kindergarten or first grade, by third grade the other children will have caught up. Is that true? Do Abilities Even Out in Third Grade? Page 2.
Dabrowski's Sensual Overexcitability of Gifted...
The sensual overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
Dabrowski's Psychomotor Overexcitability of...
The psychomotor overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
Little Known Black Americans
Black Americans have been making contributions to America from the start, but like countless other Americans whose achievements have altered and enriched our lives, these Black Americans remain unknown. It's important, though, to point out their contributions because too often people don't realize that Black Americans have been making contributions to our country from its inception.
Underachievement of Verbally Gifted Children
What skills do kids need in order to succeed in school? Most people would no doubt say verbal skills - reading, writing, and speaking - are among the most important skills needed for success. So it seems logical to believe that verbally gifted children be at an advantage since they tend to be good readers and are good with language. Right? It may surprise you, but that may not be right. Verbally gifted children may actually be more at risk for underachievement than many other children.
High Achievers, Gifted Learners, and Creative...
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Typical Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum
What will children learn about reading and writing in kindergarten? What are they expected to know at the end of the kindergarten year? While the goals may vary somewhat from state to state, there are some typical expectations.
Special Days and Observances in May
The month of May has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.
Where can I take my 18 month old to see if he's...
Your toddler has hit developmental milestones early and you feel that you need help keeping his mind stimulated. Where can you go to find out if he is gifted? Find out in this FAQ.
Dealing with Never-Ending Questions
Why? Why? Why? Why? Trying to answer the never-ending questions a gifted child asks can be exhausting and frustrating. Fortunately, there are some strategies that can help.
Typical First Grade Math Curriculum
Children are introduced to numbers and math concepts in kindergarten. Throughout first grade, they develop a better understanding of number concepts and expand on their math abilities. The specific goals for a first grade class can vary a bit from state to state and school to school, but there are some general expectations. In general, your child will be expected to be able to do what is on this list by the end of first grade.
Math Fiction Books
Everyone recognizes how important it is for children to learn math and understand mathematical concepts. Some kids pick up math easily and some don't. Fiction books based on math are perfect for both kinds of kids. These books have fun stories, word play and riddles, all of which makes learning math fun, even for kids who like math to begin with!
Help Your Gifted Child Calm Intense Fears
Gifted children may have wonderfully vivid imaginations, but those vivid imaginations can lead to some pretty intense fears. What can be done to calm those fears?
Understanding Gifted Children - Chart Comparing...
The number one question asked by parents of advanced children is whether their child is gifted or 'just' bright. They also may question whether their child is gifted if he or she is not excelling in school. Here is a chart that can help parents understand the differences, not only between high achievers and gifted children, and also between gifted and creative learners.
Is my child gifted or just bright?
When parents notice that their child seems to learn faster than other kids, they begin to wonder whether their child is gifted or just bright.
Top 5 Ways to Nurture Gifted Children
"Is my child gifted?" That is the question asked most often by parents of gifted children. After that
Underachievement
Underachievement occurs when a child's performance is below what is expected based on the child's ability.
12 Ideas for Summer Fun for Kids
When we are on a tight budget, it can be hard to find interesting and challenging summer fun for kids, perhaps especially for our gifted children who may get bored easily. However, with a little thought and sometimes just a little planning, we can find plenty of activities. Here are just a few suggestions for summer fun.
Dabrowski's Intellectual Overexcitability of...
The intellectual overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
How to Inspire a Gifted or Sensitive Child to...
Many gifted children are exceptionally sensitive. They are sensitive to the way they are treated, but also to the way others are treated. Their heightened sensitivity can lead to existential depression. They may feel overwhelmed by a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. Volunteering to help others is a good way for them to see that even one person can make a difference.
Space Camp - An Ideal Program for Gifted...
The universe is a fascinating topic for many gifted children. These children learning about our solar system as well as the Milky Way and other galaxies. They may be intrigued by the constellations and love to gaze at the stars. Space Camp is an ideal place for children who love outer space and children as young as seven can attend.
Underachieving Gifted Students
There is perhaps no situation more frustrating for parents or teachers than living or working with children who do not perform as well academically as their potential indicates they can. These children are labeled as underachievers, yet few people agree on exactly what this term means. Page 2.
One Mother's Journey Raising a Gifted Child
What is it like raising a gifted child? This article provides one mom's stories of her experiences.
Do Gifted Children Need Less Sleep?
Moms of infants and toddlers often look forward to their kids' naptime since it's a time for them to rest or get some work done. Some children, though, don't seem to take naps. In fact, they don't seem to need much sleep.
Top 10 Books on Parenting Gifted Children
Parents of gifted children soon discover that most books on parenting don't seem to apply to their children. These parents need books specifically about parenting gifted children. Here are ten of the best books available. They range from beginner books with basic information to more detailed books. Some focus more on school issues, while others focus more on personal issues. One is even directed at grandparents of gifted kids! The more parents read, the better they will understand their kids.
Characteristics of Gifted Children with...
Gifted children with a disability are often missed or misdiagnosed. Their disability may hide their giftedness and their giftedness may hide their disabilty so that both missed. Page 2.
Before You Decide to Homeschool Your Gifted Child
Gifted children do not always find school challenging enough for them. Parents will often try to supplement school work with additional learning activities at home, but eventually they wonder if homeschooling might not be the best option. Parents who are considering homeschooling should take some time to think about the decision and what is required.
Dabrowski's Imaginational Overexcitability of...
The imaginational overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
At what age can one determine whether a child...
Schools generally don't identify gifted children until third grade. Parents often recognize giftedness long before that. At what age can one determine whether a child is gifted?
AP Courses
AP, or Advanced Placement, Courses are college-level courses that a student can take in high school. Such courses, although controversial, are found to be beneficial to students.
Hothouse Children
Hothouse children are children whose parents push them into learning more quickly and earlier than is appropriate for the cognitive age of the children.
Creating Gifted Children - Nature or Nurture?
Many people believe that it is possible to create a gifted child by providing the right instruction and nurturing. Is it really possible to create a gifted child? Or are gifted children simply born that way?
Why send a child to a summer program?
Summer programs are not only fun for gifted children, they can also provide the challenge these kids need; they can nurture the children's interests or introduce them to new ones; and they can give the kids a much needed opportunity to spend time with other gifted children. But how can you find those programs and how do you know which programs are good for your child?
Generating Story Ideas
Does your child like to write, but have trouble coming up with story ideas? Here are some ideas that can help.
Loving and Liking Your Gifted Child
One of the most common pieces of advice parents get is to love their children unconditionally. However, that's not always enough. Sometimes what we need to let our children know that we not only love them, we also like them.
Why your child needs an appropriate academic...
What would you say if someone suggested that special needs children didn't need and specialized accommodations in school? My guess is that you would think that person either didn't care or didn't understand the special needs of those children. Of course, few people, if any, would actually make such a suggestion about special needs kids -- unless they were gifted kids.
Verbally Gifted
Being verbally gifted means that a child has strong language skills. What skills does that include?
Mathematically Gifted
Being mathematically gifted means that a child has strong math skills. What skills does that include?
Satisfy Your Child's Need to Take Things Apart
Does your child seem to be more interested in taking things apart than in putting them together? Do you feel you have to hide all your mechanical possessions to keep them from being taken apart?
Behavior Problems - Can boredom cause behavior...
Does your child misbehave in school? It could be that he or she is bored.
Science Fiction Books for Young Children
It's never too early to introduce your child to science fiction. But why should you introduce your child to science fiction at all? Because it is fires up the imagination and encourages us to think of the possible, no matter how possible - or impossible - it may seem. Remember, travel in space was once possible only in science fiction stories, but now it is actually possible for man to land on the moon. These books are perfect science fiction reading for young kids.
Existential Depression
Existential depression occurs when one confronts issues of existence such as life, death, disease, and freedom.
How to Write a Biography
Many gifted kids love reading biographies, but there's no reason they can't write one of their own! If your child is one of those who loves biographies and also loves writing, then encourage her to write her own biography. Sometimes a child has a good idea of who they'd like to write about and sometimes they don't. Getting ideas on who to write about and gathering information on that person and the time in which they lived would be the first steps to writing a biography.
Piano for Children
Whether or not your child shows an inclination toward a love of music, it is a good idea to encourage an interest in music and playing an instrument. Playing an instrument has several benefits, including relieving stress and teaching discipline. The piano is an instrument that many children enjoy learning to play.
Ability Grouping
Ability grouping is a method for grouping children within a classroom.
The Role of Memory in Reading
Since most children can learn to read, we may not always realized just how difficult a process it is. While learning a language is natural, learning to read isn't. It is a skill that must be learned and it can't be learned until the brain is ready.
Things to Do on Easter
Easter egg hunts are a major activity for kids on Easter. You can color eggs with your child and then hide them for your child to find on Easter morning. You can also have a different kind of egg hunt for young readers or an egg hunt for kids who love math. What else can you do with your child on Easter?
Dual Exceptionalities
Gifted children with a disability are often missed or misdiagnosed. Their disability may hide their giftedness and their giftedness may hide their disability so that both missed. In addition, characteristics of giftedness that are similar to those of another condition like ADHD can cause gifted children to be misdiagnosed.
Helping Gifted Students with Stress Management
Almost everyone needs help managing the stress in their lives, even children. Gifted children, possibly more than most, need help because they are so often intensely sensitive. Here are ways to help gifted kids manage the stress in their lives.
Writing Fiction
Writing fiction can be a wonderful creative outlet. This is true for creative children as well as creative adults, and it's especially true of the verbally gifted, who love words and love to play with them. Creative writing makes much use of figurative language, which is one way to play with words and ideas. It's not that other forms of writing don't use figurative language, but it's a major part of expression and description in creative writing.
What Should You Tell the Teacher About Your...
When summer winds down and school is about to start, parents of gifted children begin to wonder whether they should say anything to the teacher about their child's abilities or wait and see if the teacher recognizes the abilities on his or her own. What's the best approach?
What kind of school is best for gifted kids?...
Gifted children need to be challenged in school in order to thrive. What kind of school can provide the challenges these children need? Can a public school provide the challenges or do parents need to send their gifted child to a private school?
Are you considering a private school for your...
When gifted kids aren't being challenged in the public school system, their parents may look to private schools as an alternative. But which private schools offer good programs for gifted kids?
Things Gifted Kids Do and Say
If you're the parent of a gifted child, your child enjoys playing, argues with siblings, and resists completing chores, just like any other kid. However, there are some things gifted kids do and say that you are pretty sure other kids don't say and do.
Typical Kindergarten Curriculum
What will children learn in kindergarten? What are they expected to know at the end of the kindergarten year? While the goals may vary from state to state, there are some general guidelines of a kindergarten curriculum.
Top 10 Books About Computers
Although today's kids may be as comfortable with computers as their parents are with toasters, they may want more than comfort. Some want to know how computers work and how they are programmed. These books will help them learn.
Tips for Talking With Your Gifted Child's Teacher
All children, even gifted children, can encounter problems in school. When this happens, the child's success can be helped or hampered by the relationship between the child's teacher and parents. Learn how to discuss school issues with your child's teacher in ways that can help your child.
Mystery Book Series for Children
One of the types of books gifted kids seem to enjoy over other genres is the mystery. They enjoy reading about mystery cases and how they are solved. When you find a fun character and an engaging writing style that your child enjoys, that's always a happy event. But it's so much better when the characters appear in more than one book! These mystery series are among my favorite books for young readers.
A Response to the "All Children are Gifted"...
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Typical Kindergarten Science Curriculum
What will children learn about science in kindergarten? What are they expected to know at the end of the kindergarten year? While the goals may vary somewhat from state to state, there are some typical expectations.
Globally Gifted
The term globally gifted is used to refer to children who are evenly gifted, or gifted in all or most areas, usually in both math and verbal.
Stop a Fussy Gifted Baby From Fussing
Even in infancy gifted children need mental stimulation. It's not always hard to provide it.
Definition of Dual Exceptionality
Children with dual exceptionalities are those who are gifted and also have some type of disability.
Writing Family Stories
We all seem to be driven to learn who we are and where we came from. Part of that is learning about our family history. Get your child involved in preserving the family history by encouraging him or her to write family stories.
Help Your Child Set Goals
It can be difficult to reach goals, but for some gifted kids, it can be nearly impossible. It's not that they are incapable of reaching goals, but the way they go about setting their goals and working to attain them.

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