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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
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
Special Parent/Special Child, 1987
This issue of the newsletter offers suggestions to help parents improve the experience of living with a handicapped child during the out-of-school summer months. Maintaining a moderately structured schedule is recommended, with activities based on the child's individual interests and energy level. Participation in routine activities at home (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Interpersonal Competence