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Tips for Parents: Worry and the Gifted: How Much is Too Much?

Davidson Institute for Talent Development; Tips for Parents: Worry and the Gifted: How Much is Too Much? By E. Amend “Although there is a difference between everyday worrying and anxiety that is interfering with functioning, both can be managed with the right tools. Parents report that gifted children and teens seem to worry more than … Continue reading

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Taming The Worry Monster – Anxiety In Gifted Children

Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented: Taming The Worry Monster – Anxiety In Gifted Children By: Dr. Dan Peters “Dr. Dan Peters, co-author of the book Raising Creative Kids, gives practical and effective techniques for managing and overcoming anxiety. Peters’ 90 minute presentation for Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented, “Taming the Worry Monster: Anxiety In Gifted … Continue reading

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Genius!

Gifted and Talented Ireland: Genius! ‘Genius’ is not what a person is, it’s what a person does. No surprises there. Even Edison said that ‘genius’ was 1% inspiration but 99% perspiration. But what does ‘genius’ technically mean? The modern idea seems to have it’s roots in the work of Sir Francis Galton who published ‘Hereditary … Continue reading

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Gifted Child Society

Gifted Child Society “The Gifted Child Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1957 by parents of New Jersey to further the cause of gifted children. Its mission goals are: Educational enrichment and support services specifically designed for gifted children. Assistance to parents in raising gifted children to full and productive adulthood. Professional … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH PROBLEMS OF SOME GIFTED CHILDREN

New York Times: DEALING WITH PROBLEMS OF SOME GIFTED CHILDREN By Associated Press “Nine parents of intellectually gifted children gathered here recently in a basement room, and when they spoke of their children on that raw autumn night, they did not brag. A 9-year-old boy, with abilities three to four years ahead of his classmates, had … Continue reading

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Hvem er disse barna?

Aftenposten: Hvem er disse barna? Av Ella Idsøe, førsteamanuensis ved Læringsmiljøsenteret ved Universitetet i Stavanger “I en klasse med barn med forskjellige behov, er det virkelig så viktig å identifisere noen få evnerike? Ja, hvem bryr seg om de evnerike? Gitt alle andre traumatiske problemer som barn kan møte, betyr det virkelig noe om noen virkelig … Continue reading

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Intelligens og IQ

Norsk Helseinformatikk: Intelligens og IQ Intervju med Professor Jon Martin Sundet ved UiO “- IQ alene er ikke det som avgjør om du har suksess i livet. I tillegg kommer faktorer som personlighet, arbeidsomhet og sosial bakgrunn. Det er kombinasjonen av IQ med slike faktorer som er utslagsgivende, men det skader aldri å ha litt … Continue reading

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Giftedness Should Not Be Confused With Mental Disorder

Psychology Today: Giftedness Should Not Be Confused With Mental Disorder We need to celebrate and tolerate individual difference. By Allen Frances “The 3-5% of kids who are particularly gifted are also at special risk for being tagged with an inappropriate diagnosis of mental disorder. Highly gifted children are a particular diagnostic challenge with errors that … Continue reading

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Gifted Education: It’s Not What People Think

Gifted Education: It’s Not What People Think by Krissy Venosdale “Gifted education is not what people think it is. Gifted learners are not test scores. They are not perfect. They are not easier to teach. They are kids. With different learning needs. Who will give up if they are not challenged. Who rarely get a … Continue reading

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…Men hensikten var god

NHO-bloggen: …Men hensikten var god De svake taper, uten at de flinke vinner. Velkommen til enhetsskolen Av Baard Meidell Johannesen Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon (NHO) “Det virkar som det norske klasserommet, fra første klasse av, er knuga og regulert av ei djup og lammande frykt for at læringa skal løpa løpsk og komma ut av kontroll”, skriver … Continue reading