ERIC Number: ED352776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
How Parents Can Support Gifted Children. ERIC Digest #E515.
Silverman, Linda Kreger
This digest offers guidelines to parents of gifted children which emphasize respecting the child's individuality while providing necessary support. A new definition of giftedness is cited which stresses the asynchronous development of such children's cognitive skills and the resultant qualitatively different inner experience. Early signs of giftedness are listed and the advantages of early identification noted. Suggestions are offered for responsive parenting which provides a wide variety of stimulation while following the child's lead. Discussion then looks at first, the role of family relationships in the child's development and issues concerning school placement including early entrance, other forms of acceleration, and the value of mixed age groups. Finally, the role of parents in advocacy is noted. Three references and two organizational resources are listed. (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Child Rearing, Definitions, Early Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Education, Student Placement
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1, minimum order $5 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.