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The Importance of Gifted Education Programs in the K-8 Years
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The Importance of Gifted Education Programs in the K-8 Years

It is important to establish giftedness at an early school age because it sets the tone for the child’s education and the expectations of teachers who will guide that education. How early should educational programs start for gifted children? While there is some belief that they should start later, the National Association for Gifted Children has standards for gifted education programs starting at the pre-kindergarten...

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5 Ideas to Get Outside and Stay Active This Summer
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5 Ideas to Get Outside and Stay Active This Summer

The summer months present a great opportunity to take advantage of the outdoors with the whole family. However, summer also presents a lot freedom which can sometimes lead to a routine of sitting inside, overeating and too much television. Here are a few tips to keep the whole family active and healthy during summer: Get everyone in the water. Find a pool or lake nearby...

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Why Some Highly Gifted Students Underachieve
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Why Some Highly Gifted Students Underachieve

Most people believe that it’s easy to identify highly gifted students. They’re the ones walking out of awards ceremonies with an assortment of metals around their necks. They go to prestigious schools designed for overachievers with exceptional talent. You hear about them winning awards, read their creative masterpieces in legitimate publications and witness their above-average performances on stage. It’s true that many gifted kids and...

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Why Teenagers Need More Sleep
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Why Teenagers Need More Sleep

70% of teens aren’t getting the sleep they need. Lack of sleep can have a significantly negative impact on teenagers physically, mentally, cognitively and especially academically. Teenagers are the most sleep deprived population. Without the proper amount of sleep, teenagers experience a much more difficult time paying attention in class, let alone sustaining that attention throughout the day. Emotional response is also heavily affected when...

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6 Valuable Life Lessons Every Child Should Understand
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6 Valuable Life Lessons Every Child Should Understand

Most likely, if you’re a parent you’ve already taught or implemented valuable life lessons and advice to your children. Yet, sometimes it’s important to take a step back and see if your kids are adhering to these lessons and if they need a reminder. Here are a few life lessons you might consider teaching or reminding your kids of: The importance of a healthy breakfast. Letting...

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Understanding a Child’s Self-Esteem and Motivation
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Understanding a Child’s Self-Esteem and Motivation

Most research on motivation is based on the self-determination theory. The self-determination theory suggests that motivation is either intrinsic or extrinsic. When someone is motivated to learn because of the pleasure or sense of achievement from an activity, it is called intrinsic motivation. Whereas when someone is motivated by the rewards or consequences that are separate from an activity, it is called extrinsic motivation. It’s understood...

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