ERIC Number: ED402708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Considerations and Strategies for Parenting the Gifted Child.
This monograph offers practical suggestions for interacting with gifted children at home. Section 1, "Parenting Styles Make a Difference," discusses a study on the differences in parenting styles of parents of gifted and nongifted students, describes four parental personality types that can cause or exacerbate problems in gifted children, and recommends strategies for disciplining the gifted child. Section 2, "The Enriched Environment," describes how parents can create surroundings that stimulate their gifted child. Topics discussed include how to give appropriate praise and how to recognize and help manage the stress of a gifted child. Section 3, "Nurturing Your Child's Creativity," includes strategies on how to apply creativity to family conflicts, how to foster inventing, and how to make books or booklets at home to encourage creativity. Section 4, "Critical Thinking, Research, and Study Skills," describes how parents can help enhance their children's critical thinking skills, provides homework hints, and offers recommendations for teaching note taking. Section 5, "Academics at Home: The Core Subjects," presents information on teaching writing, math, science, and social studies. Section 6, "The Value of Play," highlights the importance of encouraging symbolic play and describes different types of games. A summary of key parenting tips is provided. (Contains 26 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Family Environment, Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parenting Styles, Parents as Teachers, Personality Traits, Play, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Stress Management, Talent, Thinking Skills, Writing Instruction
NRC/GT, University of Connecticut, 362 Fairfield Road, U-7, Storrs, CT 06269-2007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT.