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Developmental: Adolescence

A Synthesis of Research on Psychological Types of Gifted Adolescents

This article covers the different personality types of gifted adolescents. Author Ugur Sak discusses teaching practices for gifted students according to their personality preferences. ...

Ask SENG: Parenting gifted teens

This article provides answers to some of parents of gifted adolescents' most frequently asked questions. ...

Bibliography: Child prodigies

This article by Kathi Kearney identifies the research that is available on prodigies. This is an excellent list of resources that will allow you to understand more about how these extremely gifted individuals think and learn. ...

Bibliography: Highly Gifted Children

This article is a bibliography compiled by Kathi Kearney. It contains information about highly gifted children and lists books and articles that will be of interest to parents and teachers alike. The citations cover a variety of topics. ...

Personality dimensions of gifted adolescents

This article by Paula Olszewski-Kubilius and Marilynn Kulieke examines the literature on the personality dimensions of gifted adolescents. It also presents a study they conducted with participants from the Midwest Talent Search summer program. The purposes of the research were to provide a detailed, comprehensive, gender-specific profile of gifted adolescents, to address the issue of psychological maturity with a sample of gifted students by comparing them to older students, and to determine to what extent gifted female and male adolescents dif ...

The academic road to Capitol Hill: Personal experiences of schooling and making of educational policy

In this article by Rena Subotnik, key members of the nation’s policy making community reflect on their elementary and secondary school years, and how those experiences have affected their opinions on public education, including the education of the gifted. The subjects include a legislator, independent scholars and members of influential national education organizations. The objective of the study was to identify the role of childhood memories of school on the development of political viewpoints. ...

The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything (Revised & Updated 4th Edition)

BOOK REVIEW (Davidson Institute) – This comprehensive text is a necessary toolkit that encourages and empowers gifted teens to take charge and make the most of who they are. The authors collected an unprecedented wealth of information about gifted students from caring adults who have nurtured them, research findings and input from gifted teens themselves coupled with guidance on how to apply this information in daily life. ...

Developmental: Twice Exceptional

Helping Your Young Adult with AD/HD Prepare for Independence

This article provides parents of young adults with AD/HD numerous tips on how to best prepare them for the future. ...

Parenting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: Becoming the Mentor, Advocate, and Guide Your Young Adult Needs

This article provides parents advice on assisting adolescents with disabilities. ...

Parenting: Parenting Strategies

Straight Talk: Helping Bright Teens Through Tough Times

This article is an effort to assist you in helping your teen(s) through difficult times. Professionals with experience and expertise in the gifted population share these practical suggestions as a guide for implementing strategies that work for your family. Parents often struggle with knowing what to say, what to do, and how to act when their son or daughter experiences a rough time in his/her life. In this article, professionals share their thoughts on communication, finding purpose, parenting, suicide, and risk factors. Also included are ...

Parenting: Tips for Parents

Tips for Parents: Adolescence and the HG/PG Individual

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Robert Schultz, in which he offers insight and parenting strategies appropriate for profoundly and highly gifted teenagers. ...

Tips for Parents: Gifted . . . and Teenagers, too

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Jim Delisle. He addresses the issue that teens need their parents in their teen years just as much as they did in kindergarten, just in different ways. Several strategies are offered as to how to address common teenage issues. ...

Tips for Parents: GROWING UP GIFTED - Issues, Concerns, and the Importance of Self-Esteem

This Tips for Parents article is from two 2010 seminars hosted by Judy Galbraith titled “GROWING UP GIFTED - Issues, Concerns, and the Importance of Self-Esteem." ...

Tips for Parents: Helping Gifted Teens and Post-High School Students Aim for the Right Career Domain

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, who gives parents tips on helping their gifted teens find the right career path. ...

Tips for Parents: Hygiene, Hormones and Happiness

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Nadia Webb, who sums up a number of key points about teens and hygiene, hormones and happiness. ...

Tips for Parents: Inner Experience of Gifted Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Jerald Grobman, who provides a clear understanding of the developmental process of gifted children, adolescents and young adults. ...

Tips for Parents: Preparing your Gifted Child to Leave Your Nest and Build Their Own

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Steve and Tonya Witherspoon concerning children who are gifted, talented, and ready to succeed. The seminar was about sharing information, cultivating introspection, and developing plans for academics and the rest of children’s lives. ...

Tips for Parents: Raising Children Who Are as Good as They Are Smart

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Marybeth Hicks. She provides insight on how to raise a principled child and tips for moral development. ...

Tips for Parents: Sleep and Learning

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Melissa Burnham, who discusses the importance of sleep and its impact on student learning, memory, and performance. ...

Tips for Parents: Social Experiences of Gifted Adolescents

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Mary Ann Swiatek. She addresses issues raised by parents on several topics, including acceleration, personality characteristics and developmental tasks. ...

Tips for Parents: Surviving Your Gifted Teen

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Nadia Webb, who discusses how a gifted child as a "tweener" becomes more manageable with age. ...

Support Materials: Book Reviews

A Parent's Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents

BOOK REVIEW (Davidson Institute) – This is a review of Lisa Rivero’s book, A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents. ...

If I’m So Smart, Why Aren’t the Answers Easy?: Advice From Teens On Growing Up Gifted

BOOK REVIEW (Davidson Institute) – Based on years of survey research, If I’m So Smart, Why Aren’t the Answers Easy? shares the comments of hundreds of gifted teens on their experiences with giftedness. ...

Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World

BOOK REVIEW (Davidson Institute) - This book review gives a concise view of what the reader can learn from author Christine Fonseca in her book, Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World. ...

Talent Development: Mentoring

Career Planning for Gifted and Talented Youth

This article by Barbara Kerr offers guidelines in planning career paths for gifted and talented youth. Possible intervention strategies are presented for elementary, junior high, senior high, and college/young adult ages. The article is divided into three sections -- multiple possibilities, focused interests, and planning with special populations -- for career planning strategies. ...

Talent Development: Strategies & Tools

Developing Self-Regulation Skills: The Important Role of Homework

This article takes a look at the relationship between homework and self-regulation from the elementary grades to college. It reveals that quality measures of homework such as managing distractions, self-efficacy and perceived responsibility for learning, setting goals, self-reflection, managing time, and setting a place for homework completion are more effective than only measuring the amount of time spent on homework. ...