We discussed anecdotal, and researched information probing methods and strategies that have succeeded, and failed, while raising gifted children.
Some of the characteristics of gifted children addressed during the seminar were uneven, or "asynchronous development,” peer relations, excessive self-criticism, perfectionism, risk-aversion, attention deficit, physical ailments, multipotentiality, and the influence of gifted parents raising gifted students.
The seminar brought realization to many parents that they share many of the same challenges motivating and monitoring their children’s academic performance, based on various combinations of the characteristics previously listed. Many were concerned that their children were not progressing in satisfactory fashion in the topics covered:
These sites address ways in which gifted students typically fail, and strategies to overcome those failures.
These sites address both external and internal limits to social and emotional growth, and how conscious recognition and cultural awareness lead to true growth.
These sites focus on student practices that will make the learning environment more productive in terms of appropriate accommodations.
These resources provide practical advice for career choice, gifted adults who succeed in the workplace, and special career considerations for female gifted students and workers.
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