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Gifted children with Asperger’s Syndrome

This article by Maureen Niehart suggests approaches for the teacher who works with young people with Asperger’s Syndrome. AS is a disorder in the autism spectrum that is observed in some gifted children. Gifted…

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Understanding and encouraging the exceptionally gifted

This article by Bruce Kline and Elizabeth Meckstroth defines several pervasive characteristics and needs of exceptionally gifted children. It also identifies some corresponding options to nurture their sense of competence, confidence, and life satisfaction…

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Difficult passage: Gifted girls in middle school

This article describes reasons why young gifted girls can lose their passion for school throughout their educational development. It also provides parents strategies on what they can do to help. Author: Post, G. Publisher:…

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Anxiety, Sensitivities and Social Struggles among Profoundly Gifted Kids

This Tips for Parents article is authored by Megan Foley Nicpon and is based on a seminar she hosted for Young Scholar families in which she discusses how the concepts of anxieties, sensitivities, and…

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Interview with Thomas Greenspon on Perfectionism

The following Q&A on misdiagnosis was written by Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D, a psychologist, author, marriage and family therapist nationally known for his work with gifted and talented children, adults, couples and families. What…

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Helping Gifted Children Handle Cooperation and Competition

This Tips for Parents article authored by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD is from a seminar she hosted for Young Scholar families. She highlights some of the key challenges that gifted children face related to cooperation…

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Living With Intensity – Overexcitabilities in Profoundly Gifted Children

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Susan Daniels. She began the seminar by addressing the complex nature of the gifted child and provided the Columbus Group (1991) definition…

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Helping GT Kids Understand Their Emotions through Effective Emotional Coaching

This Tips for Parents article is authored by Christine Fonseca based on a seminar she hosted for Young Scholar families. She provides advice on helping gifted students identify and deal with their emotions. Gifted…

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