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A Parent's Perspective: The Unexpected Journey of a Lifetime

THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME: 13 Years of Public School with a Twice-Exceptional Son and the Things I Wish I’d Known at the Beginning Son, what’s our current altitude…

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Gifted Friendships: Age Mate Vs. True Peer

As a parent of a highly gifted child, have you ever felt like you were talking to a mini adult? Many gifted students tend to grasp advanced concepts, participate in conversations well beyond their…

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The Mental Health Crisis

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. Long before the pandemic and quarantine, anxiety and depression were on the rise…

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Gifted Students and Stress Management: Our Favorite Books

Highly gifted students often can experience high levels of stress to excel at everything they are involved with. They tend to be especially perceptive in picking up on environmental cues, so they may be more sensitive to issues…

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Tools for Practicing Joy and Building Your Emotional Vocabulary

2020 has been a rough year. As we go into the new year with the promise of a vaccine on the horizon, we may find ourselves reflecting on all the events that have happened…

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PERMA-V Framework

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents.  Life can get crazy sometimes. It could be due to busy…

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Tips for Low Stress Holidays for Gifted Families

This year may be quieter than previous holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect families across the country. This may mean that trip to the in-laws’ house is canceled this year, and it…

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Avoiding, Reversing & Handling Underachievement in Gifted Students

Today we are revisiting a number of Davidson Gifted “Tips for Parents” articles related to that all-too-common phenomenon in the gifted world – underachievement. Doing Poorly on Purpose: Underachievement and the Quest for Dignity…

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Supporting Emotional Wellness at Home for Gifted and 2e Students

While it is essential to support a child intellectually, it is equally important to nurture a child’s emotional and social life. This is just as true for twice-exceptional students as it is for profoundly…

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