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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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Social Adjustment and Peer Pressures for Gifted Children

This article by Sylvia Rimm addresses the social issues that gifted young people face on a regular basis. It gives situational examples and offers suggestions to parents on how to deal with issues that…

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Alternative Summer Options

Each year, many families find themselves in a position where it’s suddenly summer and all their top-choice summer camps are full. With the added uncertainty around travel and COVID-related restrictions, it may be that…

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Considerations for Gifted Testing

If you are just starting your gifted or twice-exceptional journey, your first step might be to have your child tested. Many families find themselves exploring testing for a number of reasons: to better understand…

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Davidson Ambassador Spotlight Q&A – Vaccine Advocacy, Understanding Money, Connecting with Peers

The purpose of the Young Scholars Ambassador Program is to foster learning and civic engagement through community service, volunteerism and leadership in highly motivated and mature Young Scholars. In this article, three 2022 Ambassadors…

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Online Schools for Gifted Children

Many families in the gifted and twice-exceptional community have utilized online learning programs. For gifted students, online programs may deliver material at a faster pace, provide information on niche topics not always offered in…

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Tips for Parents: Socialization and the Highly Gifted Child

The following article by Dr. Jim Delisle shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. One of the hardest things to contend with as…

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Whole grade acceleration success stories

This article contains stories of successful grade skips, written from the parents’ perspective. The various accounts cover skips in an assortment of grades in public schools, private schools and homeschooling. Many schools avoid whole…

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Paths to Science Research in Middle School

Paths to Science Research in Middle School Many of the gifted students the Davidson Institute serves express an early interest in one or more of the STEM fields. It is not uncommon to have…

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