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Hertzog, Nancy B. – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
What should parents of gifted young learners expect to see in the early grades? How can parents be supportive, yet advocate for their child's needs? After 25 years of working with parents of young children, the author offers some candid advice: Be kind, be gentle, and be relentless in the pursuit of challenge for the child. In this article the…
Descriptors: Gifted, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Parenting Skills
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Leader, Wendy – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Jen and Michael agreed that it felt like a mixed blessing when the kindergarten teacher told them she thought their daughter was "very creative." The teacher had commented on Allison's love of dramatic and imaginative play, her bold and expressive artwork, her knack for solving problems with numbers and shapes, and her delight in finding…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Creativity, Parents, Parent Role
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Willis, Mariam – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Acceleration is one tool for providing high-ability students the opportunity to learn something new every day. Some people talk about acceleration as taking a student out of step. In actuality, what one is doing is putting a student in step with the right curriculum. Whole-grade acceleration, also called grade-skipping, usually happens between…
Descriptors: Identification, Acceleration (Education), Academically Gifted, Cognitive Ability