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Updated Articles and Resources

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    • What's Wrong with Straight A's? Created: Friday, August 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      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.
    • Books About Shakespeare for Kids Created: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      How is it that Shakespeare, a man of humble birth, could write plays that captured human nature as reflected in English courts so perfectly?
    • Shakespeare for Kids Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Many people dread reading Shakespeare because they find the language hard to understand. Help your child understand and appreciate his work early.
    • Top Summer Camps for Gifted Children Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • Extrinsic Motivation Created: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • What is the Right Score for Admittance to a Gifted Program? Created: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • Do Abilities "Even Out" in Third Grade? Created: Thursday, August 17, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 e...
    • No, All Children Are Not Gifted Created: Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      When will we stop hearing that "All children are gifted?" They aren't.
    • Are All Children Gifted? Created: Friday, April 21, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Parents are often frustrated by the comment that ALL children are gifted. Is that true? This belief is just one of many myths about gifted children. Many of these myths lead to gifted children n...
    • Definitions of Gifted Created: Sunday, April 23, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      What does "gifted" mean? Many definitions have been suggested, but none captures the essence of giftedness in a way that satisfies everyone.
    • Writing Family Stories Created: Saturday, November 05, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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 o...
    • Mom-Centered Mother's Day Activities for Kids Created: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      When most people think about activities for kids for Mother's Day, then tend to think of things for kids to do on Mother's Day, things to keep them busy and entertain them. While child-centered act...
    • Asynchronous Development Created: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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 em...
    • What Should You Tell the Teacher About Your Gifted Child? Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 ...
    • The Least You Should Know About Testing Your Gifted Child Created: Sunday, May 14, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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...
    • Characteristics of Young Gifted Children Created: Monday, April 24, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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!
    • Developmental Milestones - Three Months to Five Years Created: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The advanced development of gifted children is easier for parents and others to understand if they are familiar with typical childhood development.
    • Social and Emotional Problems Affecting Gifted Children Created: Monday, April 24, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Can behavior be influenced by a child's giftedness? Yes! Gifted traits can create social and emotional problems for gifted children." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Early Entry into Kindergarten for Gifted Children Created: Sunday, April 23, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 d...
    • Premature Birth and Giftedness Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 unti...
    • Dealing with Your Child's Asynchronous Development Created: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 ...
    • Quick Test for Giftedness Created: Thursday, May 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Dabrowski's Emotional Overexcitability of Gifted Children Created: Friday, June 16, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The emotional overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
    • What is Creativity? Created: Sunday, January 08, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      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.
    • Top 10 Ways to Motivate Gifted Children Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Parents of gifted children are often surprised and dismayed when the children underachieve in school. What can parents do to motivate a gifted child?
    • Special Days and Observances in February Created: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Some February holidays, like Jello Week and Read in the Bathtub Day, are just fun. Others, like Digital Learning Day, promote learning about ideas and people.
    • Holidays and Special Days in the First Week of March Created: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      What holidays and special observances are in the first seven days of March? Here are some that are of interest to gifted kids and their families.
    • Holidays and Special Days in the Fourth Week of March Created: Monday, March 10, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      What holidays and special observances are in the last seven days of March? Here are some that are of interest to gifted kids and their families.
    • Holidays and Special Days in the Third Week of March Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      What holidays and special observances are in the third seven days of March? Here are some that are of interest to gifted kids and their families.
    • Holidays and Special Days in the Second Week of March Created: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      What holidays and special observances are in the second seven days of March? Here are some that are of interest to gifted kids and their families.
    • Month-Long Observances in January Created: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Looking for month-long celebrations and observances in the month of January? Here are some that are of special interest to gifted children and their families.

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