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Bruce-Davis, Micah N. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
There are many ways families can incorporate well-being practices into family life. Concerns over grades, getting homework completed, and managing busy schedules can be overwhelming for parents and children. In addition to making plans for their child's educational goals, parents should consider setting well-being goals to create a happy and…
Descriptors: Family Life, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Goal Orientation
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Baldus, Clar M.; Wilson, Hope E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
For many children, their artistic gifts may not be apparent until opportunity or exposure provides a spark. That's why parents and caregivers must understand the many ways they can ignite sparks, nurture artistic talents, and provide opportunities for gifted children to explore the arts. In many communities, opportunities outside of school abound.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Art Activities, Art Education, Creativity
Coyne, Phyllis; Fullerton, Ann – Sagamore Publishing LLC, 2014
The second edition of "Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation" is expanded to provide the most up-to-date, practical approaches for professionals, as well as families, to support the increasing number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) of all ages and levels who will be participating in every…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Recreation, Community Recreation Programs
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Catapano, Susan – Childhood Education, 2013
What is the motivation to fill each waking minute of the day with activities and events and to excel at everything? Are we trying to create the "superkid," defined as "a child pressured by parents and by society to do too much too soon?" Are parents overcompensating because they feel guilty about the time they spend working or away from home?…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
Schutz, Jeff; Schutz, Laurie – Exceptional Parent, 2010
Parents who have a child with a disability often find that recreational activities can be anything but accessible. Time for recreation is drowned by the priorities of caring for a child's needs, and the "umph" to get out can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. The activities parents love and aspire to share with their child may seem like one…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Life Satisfaction, Disabilities, Recreation
Nicpon, Megan Foley; Assouline, Susan G.; Colangelo, Nicholas; O'Brien, Matthew – Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (NJ1), 2008
This "Packet of Information for Families" (PIF) was developed for parents whose children are identified as both gifted/ talented and on the autism spectrum, or twice-exceptional. Parents of twice-exceptional children often search for appropriate and challenging enrichment programs for their child, but the dearth of information available…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Enrichment Activities, Autism, Asperger Syndrome
Leidman, Mary Beth – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this discussion is to explore the idea that children, like adults, have certain rights that include the basic right to be entertained. A hypothesis was developed supporting the idea that there exists affective value for a child if he or she has the opportunity to occasionally sit and watch media which contains no particular…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Television Viewing, Leisure Time, Decision Making
Villaire, Ted – Our Children, 2003
Discusses why families are so overscheduled, explaining that when children spend time by themselves doing nothing in particular, they are relaxing and learning how to be alone and enjoy their own company. When children do not have time to relax, there can be damaging stress-related consequences. Suggestions to help families spend more time…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Family Life, Leisure Time, Life Style
Franklin, Diane, Ed.; Bankston, Karen, Ed. – 1999
Whether people really have more or less free time than they did 20 years ago, it is undeniable that many families feel harried. There are many benefits to organized activities for children and adolescents, but parents must be careful not to overload a child's schedule. Every family is different, and it is up to the parents to decide what is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Family Environment, Leisure Time, Parent Child Relationship
McCarney, Stephen B. – 1995
This test manual provides information on the Adaptive Behavior Education Scale-Home Version (ABES), a 25-minute behavior scale designed to evaluate adaptive skills in students with behavioral, learning, and intellectual disabilities, including educationally relevant behavior which may be identified as contributing to more appropriate diagnosis,…
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Behavior Rating Scales, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
Ray, Tip – 1991
Intended for parents, school personnel, and leisure staff, this booklet outlines ways a community can overcome obstacles that keep youth with disabilities from enjoying their leisure. First the nature of leisure is considered and a self-evaluation questionnaire is presented. Consideration of leisure in the lives of teenagers with disabilities…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Disabilities, Individual Development
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 1989
This newsletter issue focuses on toys, games, and activities that entertain special needs children and sharpen their ability to think, speak, and play with others. Play is beneficial to special children as it develops their creativity, helps them explore their environment, allows them to socialize, and provides opportunities for them to act out…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Disabilities, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education
Riverside County Office of Education, CA. Div. of Special Schools and Services. – 1986
The guide is intended to provide a framework for helping special education students acquire those skills which will enable them to live and/or work in the community after high school. Based on a functional/critical skills model, the curriculum is organized in four learning domains: domestic (personal health care, home care, and family life/social…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Community Resources, Curriculum Development
Montgomery County Association for Retarded Citizens, Rockville, MD. – 1984
The fact sheet considers the importance of recreation and leisure time activities for people with mental retardation. A case is made for mainstreamed services, and suggestions are offered for families seeking to procure successful mainstreamed experiences in community recreational programs. Among suggestions are adapting family games to the…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Programs, Leisure Time, Mainstreaming
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 1988
The newsletter for parents of handicapped children focuses on summer activities which provide fun and learning without undue expense or effort. Suggestions include encouraging reading activities (including visiting the library, reading out loud, selective television viewing, making a book, and writing letters). Activities to encourage the child's…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Creativity, Disabilities, Learning Activities
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