Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:34:42 +0000
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZContrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert!
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZIntrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from inside an individual rather than from any external or outside rewards, such as money or grades.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZMost people believe that an extrovert is a person who is friendly and outgoing. While that may be true, that is not the true meaning of extroversion.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZIt seems logical that verbally gifted children would have an advantage in school, but in fact they may be more at risk for underachievement than other children.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZMost parenting books don't consider that some children are introverts. If you have a child you think is introverted, how can you help your child?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat are the traits and characteristics that make gifted children stand out from their peers? Learn to distinguish giftedness with this checklist.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZOne characteristic of gifted children is advanced language ability, which means these children reach developmental milestones relating to language earlier than developmental charts would indicate. This means that gifted children tend to talk earlier, have larger vocabularies, and use longer sentences than non-gifted children.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZExtrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from factors outside an individual. The motivating factors are external, or outside, rewards such as money or grades.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZExplore all of the special days of the year that will interest gifted children. Have you celebrated 'Look on the Brightside Day' or 'Nerd Pride Day?'
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZIf your child has ever taken an IQ test, you probably wondered about the score. IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient, which is a person's mental age divided by his or her chronological age. But what does your child's score tell you about your child?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZLanguage learning is natural. Babies are born with the ability to learn it and that learning begins at birth. All children, no matter what language their parents speak, learn language much the same way. This learning takes place in three basic stages.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZMay is the month we finally start to see some warm weather. It's also a month packed with special days and observance gifted kids are sure to love.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZThe month of April has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZYour child seems to be more advanced than other children of the same age. You think your child might be gifted. How can you tell? And does it matter?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZGifted children may have social and emotional behavior problems due to their unique talents. Learn more about these problems and how to manage them.
2016-04-28T11:34:42Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >How can parents
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZParents of gifted children are often surprised when their child underachieves in school. The key to helping is understanding the causes of underachievement.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZContrary to popular opinion, introverts are not asocial, nor are they friendless loners who lack social skills. They simply have different social needs and preferences.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZPolish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five overexcitabilities in gifted children. Learn what they are and how to manage them.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZGifted kids, especially the verbally gifted ones, argue like lawyers. They make excellent arguments, but it's important for you to remain in charge.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZThe advanced development of gifted children is easier for parents and others to understand if they are familiar with typical childhood development.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZHow old does a child have to be before he or she exhibits characteristics of giftedness? Gifted traits show up in toddlers.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZEven babies can behave in ways that reveal they're gifted. Learn how to recognize giftedness in infants with this review of signs to look out for.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhen parents first realize that their child might be gifted, they wonder about testing. Learn which steps to take before getting your child assessed.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZIt's sometimes hard to be sure your child is gifted. You may think yes on some days and no on other days. Here are some ways to help you decide.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZBook Review: Parents' Guide to IQ Testing. Questions about IQ testing come up for nearly all parents of gifted children. Parents can understand some basic information about testing, but they will no doubt have many more questions. For those looking for more in-depth information about IQ testing, the Parents' Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education is a must-have book.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZTo test or not to test. That is the question many parents of gifted children ask about IQ tests. What's the right answer?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZNormal gifted traits and behaviors are often mistaken for a disability, like ADHD. Why does that happen and why is it a problem?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZGifted children's love of learning doesn't stop during the summer months. Have a look at these summer camps designed for or appeal to gifted children.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWe all talk about intelligence, but what exactly is it? Simply put, it is the ability to learn.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZThe month of October has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat's the best way to understand gifted children? There really is no best way, but learning the meanings of the terms used to talk about them can make a difference.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZUnlike learning language, though, learning to read is not natural. It has to be taught. And as complex as language is, reading is even more complex. So how exactly do children learn to read?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZThe emotional overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children. It is the one that is most easily recognized.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZSchools focus now on STE(A)M - science, technology, engineering, (arts), and math. But what about verbally gifted kids? What can we offer them?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZDo you worry because your child has few friends, is quiet, and is not outgoing? Are you always encouraging your child to make new friends, talk to the other kids and spend less time alone? All parents worry about their children, but if your child is an introvert, you may be worrying unnecessarily.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat exactly is asynchronous development and how does it affect gifted children and their families?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZKids seem to be learning to read at younger ages, which may be a sign of giftedness. Not all early readers are gifted. Learn to tell the difference.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZPeople often mistake introversion for shyness, but they are different. What is the difference between these two traits?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZLearning or suspecting that your child is gifted can be overwhelming and even lead to some confusion. You can't learn everything at once. Start here!
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZMany gifted kids seem to take everything to heart and get upset by words or deeds other kids can ignore or get over quickly. What can you do about it?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZParents of gifted kids can take steps to help their children find the right counselor when they notice such children experiencing emotional distress.
2016-04-28T11:34:42Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Finding out your
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZA commonly noted characteristic of gifted children is their need for less sleep than other children. What is not so commonly noted, but commonly occurs, is the difficulty many gifted children have getting to sleep.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZHeterogeneous grouping is a method of placing students of different skill and ability in classrooms together.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZSilhouette cutting was once a fairly common art, but not any more. Help your child can create a silhouette even if she isn't artistic or good with scissors.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZLearn more about the link between brain maturity, working memory and reading readiness with this overview of the literacy process in young children.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZMost parents want their children to do well in school, and that usually means getting A's. They believe that good grades will help guarantee that their children will lead happy, productive, and successful lives. However, straight A's can actually be a sign that your child isn't learning what he needs to learn in order to be successful in life.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWeve all heard of child-like adults, adults who have the heart and spirit of children. Gifted kids are the opposite; they are adult-like children, who often seem to think and act like adults. More importantly, they sometimes feel like adults. This feeling can lead to frustration for both the gifted child and the adults around them.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZAdvanced verbal abilities are cited as a sign of giftedness. But why? We can understand by learning about language, reading, and the meaning of some terms.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZSome gifted kids are bossy, which can be rather puzzling to parents when it exists in a child who is otherwise sensitive to the needs of others.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZA common myth of gifted children is that they are eager and attentive students. The truth is that they are often inattentive and appear to be distracted.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZParents of gifted toddlers and preschoolers worry that their children may be bored and wonder what they should do about it. The fact is that gifted toddlers are usually very easy to keep challenged, stimulated, and always learning.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZAre parents of gifted children out of touch or do they have some real and valid reasons for their feeling of being alone and isolated?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat are literacy skills? They are all the skills children need to be able to read and write. Here are the top five skills your child will need to develop.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZPeople talk about IQ all the time, but what exactly is an IQ? What does it mean and why does it matter?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZThe month of September has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZBe prepared when you are looking for a school for your child. Use these ten criteria to evaluate the gifted program schools have to offer.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZDo you sometimes find it difficult to talk with other parents about your gifted child? Learn what to say and what not to say.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZAll unkind and unacceptable behavior in children is not a sign of bullying. Bossiness is often mistaken for bullying, but it's not the same.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZChildren who are high achievers in school are often confused with gifted children. So what is a high achiever? Learn the similarities and differences.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWho isn't familiar with Uncle Sam? He doesn't just symbolize the country, he is the country. He is everything that we have been, that we are, and that we hope to be. Help your kids understand this famous iconic figure!
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZYour toddler has hit developmental milestones early and you feel that you need help keeping his mind stimulated. Where can you go to find out if he is gifted? Find out in this FAQ.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZYou want to have your child tested, but you aren't sure how to get your child tested. Where do you go? Who should do the testing?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZOne very frustrating aspect of parenting a gifted child is their uneven development, known as asynchronous development. It is frustrating and sometimes confusing for parents because these children don't always act their age - their chronological age.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZBecause the characteristics of gifted children are similar to ADHD, your child may receive a misdiagnosis. Learn to how to tell the difference.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZGifted children can quickly tire of the typical children's toy. They need toys that challenge them to think and hold their interest. These are the best!
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZScience, math, art, music, ecology, computers...no matter what your child's interests are, you'll find a summer camp that is a perfect fit.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat is off-level testing and what it is used for?
2016-04-28T11:34:42Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Defining the term
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZSummer programs can provide challenges gifted kids need, nurture their interests or introduce them to new ones, give them the chance to be with other gifted kids.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZDoes your child gaze up at the stars and dream of space travel? Space Camp might be the ideal place for him. Children as young as seven can attend.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZMany gifted children love reading biographies. Why not encourage your child to write one!
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZEach school year has a different set of goals for each subject. What are the science goals for kindergarten? Goals may vary a bit from state to state.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZFrom film making to video game design, from computer programming to exploring space, there is a summer camp that's perfect for your gifted child.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZSome gifted children seem preoccupied with death and dying and getquite upset when they think about it. What can you do to comfort them and help them understand?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat will children learn about numbers and math in kindergarten? What are they expected to know at the end of the kindergarten year?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZSome books are just so perfect for gifted children they can't be passed up. Here is a list with ten of the best.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZYour child has been denied entry into your school's gifted program because his score wasn't high enough. Does the school have the right cut-off score?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWe know gifted children spend time in school waiting. What do they think about all that waiting?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZHomogeneous grouping, also known as self-contained classroom, is a strategy used in educating gifted children as well as special needs students.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat are children expected to know by the end of first grade? What should you do if your child has already mastered what is expected?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat can parents do to keep their gifted child challenged and stiimulated - and happy? Is keeping your child challenged and stimulated pushing?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZGifted children enjoy many of the same games, like Monopoly, that other children enjoy. Here are ten great games for gifted children.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZThe first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. Since then, much attention has been paid to the environment and ecology of the planet. We have learned better ways to take care of the Earth and its resources. It's never too early to help your child understand the Earth and how to take care of it and these books will definitely help with that. Your child is sure to love one or more of these books.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZPicky eaters are difficult to feed at home and packing a lunchbox might be even more difficult. Here are several good ideas to make it easier!
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZConstruction sets can help kids stretch their imaginations and nurture their creativity. Here are ten of the best sets perfect for gifted kids.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZGifted children have social and academic challenges that make them prone to acting out or underachieving if schools don't meet their special needs.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZGifted children are often ready to begin school at age 4, but most of the time laws require children to wait until they are at least 5. Schools can usually waive the requirement, but they tend to discourage early entry. Is early entry into school a good idea for gifted children? Page 2.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZSometimes it's not easy to tell if your child may be gifted. Take this simple test of giftedness that may point out some gifted traits.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZDoes your child seem to be more interested in taking things apart than in putting them together? Do you feel you have to hide all your mechanical possessions to keep them from being taken apart?
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZBiographies do more than inform us about a person's life, too. They open windows to a new understanding of different times in history and inspire us to be all that we can be.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWe often hear about gifted kids who don't reach their potential. Here are three factors that contribute to success.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhat is it like raising a gifted child? This article provides one mom's stories of her experiences.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZEvaluating the development of a preemie who is also a gifted child can be difficult. For one thing, even though signs of giftedness can be seen in infants, those signs will probably not appear until quite some time after the baby's birth. In addition, because preemies often experience developmental delays, the signs can be even harder to spot.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZIf you have a gifted child interested in language and how it works, these books on the history of the English language will nurture that interest.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZFirst grade language arts instruction builds on the skills children are expected to learn by the end of kindergarten. What will your child learn by the end of first grade? Children continue to learn about sounds and move from reading readiness skills to reading skills. In general, your child will be expected to be able to do what is on this list by the end of first grade.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZIf your child is one of those fascinated by - or even obsessed with - butterflies, check out these books on butterflies and their lives.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZWhen parents notice that children seem to learn faster than others, they wonder if their kids are gifted or not. Learn to tell the difference.
2016-04-28T11:34:42ZThese criteria for evaluating toys will help you buy toys for your child he'll love rather than those that end up gathering dust in a closet.