ERIC Number: EJ1003960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 12
Are We Preparing Gifted Children for College...Or Preparing Them for Life?
Webb, James T.
Understanding Our Gifted, v25 n2 p2-13 Win 2013
During the last several years, the author has become increasingly concerned with the question, "Are we preparing gifted children for college? Or are we preparing them for Life?" Parents and educators want their children to be successful. But what does that mean? At the outset, the author wants to credit Lisa Rivero, a Board member of Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted, who is the author of several books. In her book "A Parent's Guide to Gifted Teens," Lisa raises the question: "...should college prep really be a full-time vocation? Young people, especially gifted teenagers who feel pressured to fulfill their potential sooner rather than later, often say that they have little time for reflection, for imagination and personal discovery, for leisurely reading or sleeping in or even long family vacations...all of which cut into their college prep career." This article presents few specific suggestions that can help parents prepare their children for life rather than just preparing them for college.
Descriptors: Gifted, Parent Materials, College Preparation, Developmental Studies Programs, Child Development, Parent Education, Child Rearing, Lifelong Learning, Strategic Planning, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A