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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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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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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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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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The impact of giftedness on psychological well-being

This article by Maureen Neihart reviews the empirical research regarding the connection between being gifted and psychological well-being. The research reviewed suggests that being gifted in and of itself does not affect a child’s…

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Highly gifted children and peer relationships

This article by Deirdre Lovecky reviews the research on highly gifted children and peer relationships. The author highlights possible issues with peers for highly gifted children. She also discusses strategies for developing successful peer…

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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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