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Gifted Parenting and Strategies

Naming Your Non-Negotiables

In this time of uncertainty, the frameworks that many of us use to make decisions may not be working or available. We often make decisions in relation to the schedules and expectations of work,…

Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

Profiles of the gifted and talented

This article by George Betts and Maureen Neihart offers a succinct chart that profiles 6 different “types” of gifted individuals: Successful Challenging Underground Dropouts Double-labeled Autonomous It includes their feelings, attitudes, behaviors, needs, adults…

Gifted Education and Support

Mathematically Gifted Students: How Can We Meet Their Needs?

This article discusses the identification of the characteristics of the gifted math student, how school districts comply with the child’s needs, and how teachers can learn the importance of differentiation of instruction. Author: Rotigel, J.…

Gifted Education and Support

Preparing for High School or College

There are obvious considerations that may cross your mind when preparing your middle schooler for the transition to high school. You may be worried about their executive functioning skills, making new friends, or already…

Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

A Strengths-Based Approach for Children Who Are Twice-Exceptional

From the Davidson Institute’s guidebook, Twice Exceptionality: A Resource Guide for Parents Pete’s Story In the fall, we asked the school for a 504 Plan, but the biggest challenge we have is that one side of the…

Social and Emotional Resources

Dabrowski’s Theory and Existential Depression in Gifted Children and Adults

When people undergo a great trauma or other unsettling event—they have lost a job or a loved one dies, for example—their understanding of themselves or of their place in the world often disintegrates, and…

Gifted Parenting and Strategies

Dysgraphia Q & A

This article contains answers to commonly asked questions about dysgraphia. Publisher: 2e Newsletter Year: May/June 2011 This article was reprinted with permission from the May, 2011, issue of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter. Q. What is dysgraphia? A. Dysgraphia is…

Gifted Parenting and Strategies

The Goldilocks Question: How to Support your 2e Child and Get it “Just Right”

This article examines three situations common to twice-exceptional children and their parents. From them, guidelines to help parents determine just how much support to give their struggling twice-exceptional children are provided. Author: Neumann, L.…

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