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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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Personality, Gender, and School Behaviors

The following article written by Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D. highlights the education struggles gifted youth have according to personality type and gender and orchestrates why these factors can lead to underachievement. Extroversion, being male,…

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Gifted Testers and Therapists List

The map below is a tool that can help families find testers and therapists. If you are just starting your gifted or twice-exceptional journey, your first step might be to have your child tested.…

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Tips for Parents: Differentiating Giftedness from Achievement and Mitigating the Risks of Each

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. Authored by: Dr. Chris Wells and Nicole Mattingly Is giftedness who you are…

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Tips for Parents: Understanding Social Anxiety

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. Anxiety is a common concern for parents of children and teens. Social anxiety…

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Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children

This article explores and explains emotional intensity in gifted individuals. Author Lesley Sword provides strategies for parents to help their emotionally intense gifted children to accept themselves as they are. Author: Sword, L. Publisher:…

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Anxiety and Gifted Children

Anxiety and Gifted Children With anxiety rising, parents are understandably concerned about their children’s distress – it’s our number one duty to see to their wellbeing after all! Parents of gifted and twice exceptional…

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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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Tips for Parents: Managing Emotions in Hard Times and All of the Time

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. Research and common sense consistently show that understanding our emotions and managing them…

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