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gifted kids

11 Sep 12 Lessons About Gifted Kids from Matilda

[caption id="attachment_746" align="alignright" width="180"] Image from roalddahl.wikia.com[/caption] The lovable title character in Roald Dahl’s Matilda is a precocious young girl who can teach the world a lot about gifted kids. Here are 12 lessons from the novel: 1. Signs of giftedness can often be seen early in...

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23 Jul Motivating Without Grades

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. My oldest son didn’t get his first letter grade until he was a senior in high school. His elementary and middle schools did not give grades. In high school, the...

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26 Mar Parental Expectations

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. When my sons were in elementary school, I argued with the teachers every year to get them the instruction that they needed. When they reached middle school, I found the...

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19 Feb Perfectionism and the Gifted

By Kate Williams Perfectionism is a quality that I struggle with first hand. Even as an adult, I find myself obsessing over errors in my weekend softball games and silently competing with the runner on the next treadmill at the gym. As a child, I would...

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what does gifted mean

12 Feb What Does “Gifted” Mean Anyway?

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. In high school, I was identified as a gifted and talented student by the Research and Guidance Laboratory for Superior Students at the University of Wisconsin. I know this because...

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08 Jan Mentorship and Gifted Youth

By Kate Williams Kate was IEA’s Apprenticeship Program Coordinator. Prior to moving to the Los Angeles area, Kate worked as an educator for over five years in Washington, D.C. What is mentoring? The role of the Mentor is recognized in many parts of society as well as many...

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gifted anxiety

13 Nov High Anxiety in My Gifted Child

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. Which of the following is a symptom of anxiety in a gifted child? a. An eye twitch b. Pacing in circles c. Fighting with her mother The answer? All of the above. The eye twitch and...

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09 Oct The Gift of Gab

By Elizabeth Jones, IEA Co-Founder and President I have had the privilege of learning from gifted and highly gifted students for over 20 years. During that time, we have worked with schools, trained teachers, supported students, provided fun, engaging learning experiences, guided parents and listened to...

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29 Aug Fostering Resilience in Gifted Children

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. “Raising Successful Children”—who could resist that title? I immediately began to asses my parenting skills after I saw Madeline Levine’s opinion piece in the Sunday New York Times. According to...

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31 Jul Hunting for Gifts

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. Some gifted children are easier to identify than others. My middle child is a mathematically talented student. It’s hard to overlook a kindergartner who is multiplying and dividing double digit...

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definitions of giftedness

01 May 5 Definitions of Giftedness

You are told your child is gifted, but what does that really mean? There are many definitions of giftedness. None are universally agreed upon, but many share certain defining characteristics. Here are a few: Some definitions address the “asynchronous development” found in gifted kids. One...

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