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Meeting the needs of gifted underachievers – individually!

This article by Joan Smutney, lists the common characteristics of gifted underachievers, addresses some of the “most promising” solutions to underachievement as helpful tips for parents, and emphasizes the importance of advocacy. Author: Smutney,…

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Helping Gifted Students Cope with Perfectionism

Written by Michael Pyryt, this article provides advice on how to help your gifted child handle perfectionism. Author: Pyryt, M. Publications: Parenting for High Potential Publisher: National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Year: June…

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Creativity as an elusive factor in giftedness

This article by Joyce VanTassel-Baska , Ed.D., covers the topic of creativity and its relationship to giftedness.  The trait view of creativity, creativity-relevant skills, environmental influences, the development of creativity and much more are…

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Tips for Parents: What You Can do to Reverse Underachievement in The Classroom

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Del Siegle and D. Betsy McCoach. It includes a summary of tips and strategies on helping underachieving students to become achievement-oriented individuals. The…

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Social and emotional issues faced by gifted girls in elementary and secondary school

This article by Sally Reis discusses some of the factors that are involved in the social and emotional development of gifted girls. Issues that are faced are explored and factors that help and hinder…

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Play partner or sure shelter: What gifted children look for in friendship

This article by Miraca Gross explores the five stages children go through in developing their expectations of friendships. She identifies them as: play partner; people to chat to; help & encouragement; intimacy/empathy; and sure…

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Profoundly Gifted Guilt

This article Jim Delisle addresses common fears among parents of profoundly gifted children. He relates the comments he has heard from parents of profoundly gifted children, such as “I’m not smart enough to help…

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Overexcitability and the highly gifted child

This article by Sharon Lind explains how the concept of overexcitability, from the work of Kazimierz Dabrowski, relates to some highly gifted individuals. The author identifies several types of overexcitability. Also offered are strategies…

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