ERIC Number: ED427485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
What Parents Need To Know about...Recognizing Interests, Strengths, and Talents of Gifted Adolescents. Practitioners' Guide A9820.
Delcourt, Marcia A. B.
This brochure for parents of gifted adolescents discusses strategies to use to support the interests of their children and how to recognize and extend their children's talents. Parents are urged to: (1) increase their knowledge about the child's area of interest; (2) discuss the child's present and future degree of involvement; (3) encourage the child to develop new interests by participating in a variety of activities; (4) teach the child to explore ideas early and throughout life; (5) encourage the child to experience the value and love of learning; and (6) understand what can be done to help their child. Questions are provided that parents may want to discuss with their son or daughter for developing a particular talent and strategies are included for helping children with multiple talents. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Gifted, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Talent
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 362 Fairfield Road, U-7, Storrs, CT 06269-2007; Tel: 860-486-0283; Fax: 860-486-2900; Web site: http://www.uconn.edu
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.