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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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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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Gifted Homeschooling and Socializing

Gifted Homeschooling and Socializing After curriculum, one of the most frequently asked questions the Davidson Institute receives regarding homeschooling is how their child will make friends without the brick-and-mortar school. Homeschooling is a big…

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Tips for Parents: The Real World of Gifted Teens

The following article by Mary-Elaine Jacobsen shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. It covers many issues that gifted teens face in…

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Struggle Care in Neurodiverse Families

What is struggle care? Struggle care is a useful way to think about the challenges facing individuals when completing daily life activities. At its core, struggle care is about understanding that many of us…

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Understanding and Promoting Emotional Regulation

This Tips for Parents article is from an exclusive Young Scholar seminar hosted by Kara McGoey, who provides advice on how to encourage healthy social/emotional development through emotional regulation. Understanding and Promoting Emotional Regulation…

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Attaining Health and Well-being Through Balance

This Tips for Parents article is from a Young Scholar seminar hosted by Patricia Gatto-Walden, in which she discusses how you can strive to establish the foundations of health and well-being in your family.…

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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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Types of Problems Gifted Children Face

Gifted children have differently-wired brains that make their experience of adolescents unique compared to their neurotypical age-mates. While most individuals think of giftedness in terms of academics alone, giftedness also applies to a child’s…

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