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ERIC Number: EJ1091854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Beyond School Walls: What Parents Can Do to Widen the Horizons of Their Gifted Learners
Smutny, Joan Franklin
Parenting for High Potential, v4 n3 p2-4, 6-7, 16 Dec 2014
Parents of gifted children play a powerful role in expanding their world and helping them discover what they love. When gifted children have impassioned, open-minded, and creative family members, they are free to discover what they love and who they are as people. For gifted learners, curiosity, passion, and interest are absolute essentials. Gifted children have a questing spirit; they live for discovery. Parents may even notice that when children find interesting problems to think about, they look different. There is palpable excitement, eagerness, a burning need to know, and a lively curiosity that can be seen in their eyes. Parents often ask: "What can I do that will make a difference?" In this article the author encourages parents to begin by looking at themselves and their homes as a rich resource for their gifted children.
National Association for Gifted Children. 1331 H Street NW Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-785-4268; Fax: 202-785-4248; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A