Gifted Children


The Importance of Goal Setting for Kids
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The Importance of Goal Setting for Kids

You want your child to do well in school, to have good friends and role models, and to grow into adulthood as a successful and happy person, achieving all the goals he or she set along the way. That is assuming goals were set – and set by the child. Why should it be the child who sets the goals early on and not the...

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5 Ways Gifted Children May Be Misunderstood
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5 Ways Gifted Children May Be Misunderstood

Gifted children can do remarkable things, like take apart cars, build rockets or demonstrate breathtaking artistry. They can also get into trouble at school and are often misunderstood. The characteristics of gifted children often include hyperactivity, coupled with lack of focus and boredom. They may have trouble with spelling or communicating. They have difficulty making friends or fitting in to peer social circles. Teachers resent...

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Is Your Gifted Child Struggling in Social Situations?
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Is Your Gifted Child Struggling in Social Situations?

The social struggles of gifted children are often caused, not by the children themselves, but the society in which they live where certain behaviors are expected. Non-gifted peers, teachers and other adults find it difficult to accept a child who exhibits high intelligence along with personality or behavioral quirks. Gifted students are intense, emotional and sensitive. They seek detailed information and can obsess over certain...

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How Autism Can Be Hidden by Giftedness
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How Autism Can Be Hidden by Giftedness

Prodigies continue to amaze us. We are all astonished at the three-month-old who is speaking to siblings or the seven-year-old whose paper was accepted for publishing, or the young vocalist with the perfect pitch, or the young artist whose work is being shown at the local galleries. We admire the young student who has devised a new math discipline or the chef/scientist who understands the...

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Therapy Animals for Twice Exceptional Children
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Therapy Animals for Twice Exceptional Children

Gifted children are often twice-exceptional. Intellectual prowess sometimes comes with emotional or developmental obstacles. Highly intelligent children can also have problems with reading or speaking, have emotional disorders, be lonely, anxious or depressed. The treatment for these conditions can be complex and may require the involvement of professionals in many different disciplines. One of the simplest treatments can also be one of the most effective....

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How to Find Resources to Support a Gifted Student
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How to Find Resources to Support a Gifted Student

You want the best for your gifted child. But what is the best? If you are certain that your child is indeed gifted, you want the best formal education possible. If you feel that your local public school may not be able to provide the optimum environment to help your child realize his or her true potential, you may want to consider a private gifted...

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