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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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Homeschool vs. Private School for Gifted Children
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Homeschool vs. Private School for Gifted Children

For parents of gifted children, school choice may be one of the more important decisions they will make. Public schools provide educational programs for the vast majority of children in the general student population. But sometimes they fall short in addressing the needs of children in special categories who may need more individual attention. Private schools are able to set their own standards and requirements...

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Learning to Listen to Gifted and Talented Children
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Learning to Listen to Gifted and Talented Children

You have a child, maybe more than one child, who has surprised you with his or her astonishing level of knowledge or vocabulary or general alertness to surroundings. The gifted child picks up on everything and seems to act well beyond his years. But your child might also exhibit some troubling behaviors. He might be shy. As he grows, he may have trouble reading. He...

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