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The Social-Emotional Needs of the Highly/Profoundly Gifted Individual

This Tips for Parents article authored by Dr. Robert A. Schultz is from a seminar he hosted for Young Scholar families. He covers a few of the topics discussed related to the Social/Emotional Needs…

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Educators Corner: The Truth About Social and Emotional: Aspects of Grade Skipping

One of the least expensive accommodations a school can use to meet the needs of a gifted student is grade-skipping. If a self-contained gifted program is not available, acceleration becomes a viable option. Unfortunately,…

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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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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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Selecting the Right Counselor or Therapist for your Gifted Child

James Webb offers suggestions to parents on how to obtain support for their family and their gifted child. Tips for when to look for and how to find a psychologist that is a right…

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Giftedness: The view from within

This article by Martha Morelock covers giftedness and its relationship to asynchronous development. The reader is also given a developmental picture of highly gifted students that extends beyond achievement. The author focuses on giftedness…

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Helping Gifted Students With Stress Management

This article offers an overview of what stress is; how a gifted student experiences stress (causes and results); and offers suggestions on managing stress. It also contains a checklist to assist a teacher or…

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