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What is Giftedness?

The Definition & Meaning of Being Gifted Children who are gifted are defined as those who demonstrate an advanced ability or potential in one or more specific areas when compared…

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Choosing the Right School for Your Gifted Child

Parents today have more options than they once did: traditional public schools, magnet and charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling. There is little compelling evidence that children learn more in any one type of…

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Factors to Consider When Selecting a High School for Your Highly Able Student

This article provides parents numerous suggestions on finding the best high school for their gifted student. Author: Strop, J. Publications: Understanding Our Gifted Publisher: Open Space Communications Year: Winter 2004 What are some criteria…

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Appropriate Expectations for the Gifted Child

This article by Arlene R. DeVries, M.S.E. talks about how parents and educators can expand their children’s education in creative, unconfined ways by seeing eye-to-eye on appropriate educational expectations. Arlene DeVries is author of…

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15 Year Review: Parenting Twice-Exceptional Children through Frustration to Success

Originally published 15 years ago, this article on parenting twice-exceptional children is still relevant today. The article covers the meaning of twice-exceptionality, how parents can empower their children, creating a safe home environment, nurturing…

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Parenting Gifted Children: Challenges & Tips

Parenting any child comes with its highs and lows, but when parenting a gifted child, the highs might look like Mt. Everest and lows like the Mariana Trench! The joys of parenting gifted children…

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Tips for Parents: Gifted Children’s Friendships

This article is from a seminar hosted by Miraca Gross, who provides a must-read on how parents can help facilitate productive friendships for their gifted children and prevent them from becoming “loners.” Gross stresses…

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How can you determine if your baby/toddler is gifted?

We recently received the following message from a parent of a precocious baby: Q: I’m reaching out because I have a 7-month-old baby who, I believe, is gifted. From day one she was very…

Gifted Parenting and Strategies

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

College visits are extremely valuable in the college application process. You can gain insight as to what qualities and features of a school may be important such as on-campus housing, student activities, athletics, honors…

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