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Parenting: Tips for Parents

Tips for Parents: Friendships, Teasing, Bullying and the Gifted Child

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Fred Frankel, who offers insight on how children develop friendships and the differences in how boys and girls intereact with their friends. ...

Tips for Parents: Helping today's girls become tomorrow's successful women: Ten tips for caring adults

This article by Sylvia Rimm contains ten pointers on how to encourage girls to become successful women. It offers suggestions and explanations for each of the pointers. The brief article comes right to the point and the guidelines will be helpful to any person who spends time with young people. ...

Tips for Parents: How Level of Giftedness, Gender, and Personality Affect School Behavior and Learning

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Deborah Ruf, who provides a step-by-step guide for parents to assess their children’s level and profile of giftedness, how they learn and view the process of learning, and how their children’s gender impacts the effect of planning for their children’s best educational placement. ...

Tips for Parents: Raising Gifted Girls - Special Considerations

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Vula Baliotis. She provides specific advice and guidelines on raising gifted girls. ...

Tips for Parents: Raising Girls for Resilience and Optimism

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Sylvia Rimm, who discusses a number of characteristics that are crucial for success and some suggestions for parenting daughters for resilience. ...

Tips for Parents: Smart boys

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Sanford Cohn. He conducted this seminar for parents of highly intelligent boys. This article offers families four recommendations to consider in relation to radical acceleration. ...

Tips for Parents: Ten Tips for Parenting Gifted Girls

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Sylvia Rimm. She offers ten tips for raising gifted daughters that focus on promoting excellence and confidence, and encourages parents to stay positive with their daughters. ...

Social/Emotional: Gender Specific

An Examination of Paternal Influence on High-Achieving Gifted Males

This study examines the father-son relationships of 10 prominent gifted men of achievement to identify factors influencing talent development. Through biographical analysis, 6 significant themes were identified: unconditional belief in son, strong work ethic, encouragement and guidance, maintaining high expectations and fostering determination, pride in son’s accomplishments, and mutual admiration and respect. Implications for parents and educators of high-achieving gifted males are discussed. ...

Gender and genius

This article by Barbara Kerr discusses what has shaped modern gender identity in the Western world. She also examines its implication on gifted young people. Ranging in scope from Freud to collegiate athletics, Kerr's article suggests that much ground remains to be covered in establishing gender equity. ...

Gifted girls

This article by Joan Smutney addresses some of the issues gifted girls face once they are in school. Gifted girls may feel they have to pay a high price for their talent because they are treated differently by their peers than the girls of average ability. They may also find that gifted boys are encouraged much more than girls. At times, these girls do not even realize they are gifted, they just know that they are different and sometimes feel like they are strange or something is wrong with them. The article outlines traits of gifted girls and ...

How 'I CAN' girls can overcome shyness and stage fright--and why they should

This article by Sylvia Rimm is aimed at girls. In it she offers pointers on how to get over shyness and stage fright. Examples of very successful women who described themselves as ordinary girls are given throughout the article. ...

Managing His Image: The challenge facing a gifted male

This article provides information on gifted boys and the image issues that they face. ...

Teaching Boys Pragmatic Communication

Over the years, author Adam J. Cox Ph.D., developed group techniques that are effective with boys because they build on the three primary social learning platforms of boys – the desire for action, mastery and play. Cox covers topics such as The Benefits of a Boys-Only Social Skills Group, Why Pragmatic Communication Skills Are So Important, and how Actions Speak Louder ThanWords. ...

To thine own self be true: A new model of female talent development

This article presents a new model of female talent development based on a wide variety of life experiences of gifted women. Many issues are addressed from personal, professional and cultural challenges to ways gifted women and girls can get help identifying and using their talents. Authored by Kathleen Noble, Rena Subotnik, and Karen Arnold. ...

Using biography to counsel gifted young men

This article focuses on four issues confronting bright young men: underachievement, self-inflicted pressure in athletics, cultural alienation, and father-son relationships. The author proposes the use of biography as a counseling strategy through which bright young men may gain helpful insights to deal with the problems they face. ...

Why are there so few? (Creative women: Visual artists, mathematicians, scientists, musicians)

This article by Jane Piirto is about the many studies that have been done in relation to gender and the arts, sciences, and mathematics. Each of these subtopics of creativity are explored along with studies that have been done on gender in each field. Issues that women often face, such as the feeling that one must choose between a successful career and a family, are discussed at length. ...

Social/Emotional: General

Eight myths about children, adolescents and loss

This article is a book section from Living With Grief. It offers a list of some common myths about children and adolescents and how they deal with loss and grief. It also offers practical suggestions for parents and family members to help with the process. ...

Factors affecting the academic choices of academically talented adolescents

This article by Paula Olszewski-Kubilius and Jeff Yasumoto examined what influenced students when choosing courses at a summer academic program. The study found several factors influencing the choices students made, including previous academic experience and race. Parental attitudes had the greatest effect on students choice across all variables. ...

Support Materials: Book Reviews

See Jane win for girls: A smart girl's guide to success

BOOK REVIEW (Davidson Institute) - Dr. Sylvia Rimm's third book in the See Jane Win, series is a compilation of interviews and easy to follow, real-world recommendations, See Jane Win is recommended as an excellent resource for women of all ages. ...

Smart boys: Talent, manhood, and the search for meaning

BOOK REVIEW (Belin-Blank Newsletter) - Reviewed in the Belin-Blank newsletter, Vision, Brandy Case Haub writes that the reader-friendly approach of this book, combined with intriguing narratives of individual stories, keeps the reader’s attention and makes it a quick read. This book will be most useful for the audience Kerr and Cohn specify: parents, teachers and counselors of gifted and talented boys, who wish to understand and encourage their students. ...

Smart girls: A new psychology of girls, women, and giftedness

BOOK REVIEW (Davidson Institute) - Written by Dr. Barbara Kerr, this book, Smart girls: A new psychology of girls, women, and giftedness, is an examination of how and why intelligent girls sometimes fall short of their potential, and is a useful guide for those assisting gifted girls in achieving self-actualization. ...

Talent Development: Case Studies

Duke TIP Research Team Announces Key Findings of 30-Year Study

One factor in the debate surrounding the underrepresentation of women in science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) involves male–female mathematical ability differences in the extreme right tail (top 1% in ability). This article is about a study that provides male–female ability ratios from over 1.6 million 7th grade students in the right tail (top 5% in ability) across 30 years (1981–2010) using multiple measures of math, verbal, and writing ability and science reasoning from the SAT and ACT. ...