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How to Talk to Other Parents About Your Gifted Child
Do you sometimes find it difficult to talk with other parents about your gifted child? Learn what to say and what not to say.

How to Stop a Fussy Gifted Baby From Fussing
Even in infancy gifted children need mental stimulation. It's usually quite simple to provide it.

Starting your journey as a gifted parent
Learning or suspecting that your child is gifted can be overwhelming and even lead to some confusion. You can't learn everything at once. Start here!

How to Make a Gifted Kid
Gifted kids are so easy to care for. They never have problems socially, academically, or emotionally. Now you can make one of your very own. Here's how!

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Snow Creatures
Who isn't familiar with snowmen? They are both fun and easy to build. But have you ever seen a snow dog or a snow cat? Those can require a little more creativity and skill, but they are also lots of fun to build. Here are some pictures of some unique snow

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How is Intelligence Like a Rubber Band?
How is Intelligence Like a Rubber Band? That's not a riddle. It's a real question with a real answer. What's the answer?

How Gifted Children Feel About Waiting in Class
We know gifted children spend time in school waiting. What do they think about all that waiting?

Should You Tell the Teacher Your Child is Gifted?
The pros and cons of parents telling the teacher about their child's abilities, or saying nothing and waiting for the teacher to realize it on their own.

How Can I Tell If My Child Is Gifted?
It's sometimes hard to be sure your child is gifted. You may think yes on some days and no on other days. Here are some ways to help you decide.

Self-Esteem or Grit - Which is Better for Success?
Have you ever wondered if self-esteem or hard work is more important for success? What about a marriage of both? Read some thoughts on this issue.

What is a Pull-Out Program?
A pull-out program is one in which gifted children are taken out of their classroom for one or more hours a week and given additional instruction.

Giftedness as a Social Construct
Is giftedness just something we made up or does it really exist?

Gifted Children and Language Development
One characteristic of gifted children is advanced language ability, which means these children reach developmental milestones relating to language earlier than developmental charts would indicate. This means that gifted children tend to talk earlier, have larger vocabularies, and use longer sentences than non-gifted children.

Gifted Kids' Bill of Rights 2
The Bill of Rights is an important part of the American Consitution. If we had a Bill of Rights for gifted kids, it might look like this.

Potty Training and Bottle Weaning Woes
Did you have a hard time potty training your child or weaning him? Did your child just not want to stop doing what he was doing just to go potty?

Pathologizing Normal Gifted Behavior
Normal gifted traits and behaviors are often mistaken for a disability, like ADHD. Why does that happen and why is it a problem?

Pairs in Pears Game - Review
This game is a new addition to the Bananagram family and is a great game for kids. Younger children who are just learning the alphabet will find the game entertaining and challenging, but so can the older children. The soft pear-shaped pouch that holds the alphabet tiles makes the game portable, so kids can take it with them anywhere.

One Mother's Journey Raising a Gifted Child - Part 2
What is it like raising a gifted child? This article provides one mom's stories of her experiences, starting with kindergarten.

What is a Off-Level Testing?
What is off-level testing and what it is used for?

Meaning of IQ Test Scores
If your child has ever taken an IQ test, you probably wondered about the score. IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient, which is a person's mental age divided by his or her chronological age. But what does your child's score tell you about your child?

How to Nurture Your Gifted Child


Recognizing Why Gifted Children Have Behavior Problems
Gifted children may have social and emotional behavior problems due to their unique talents. Learn more about these problems and how to manage them.

The Pros and Cons of Telling Children They Are Gifted
Parents often wonder if they should tell children they're gifted. Letting kids know why they stand out can help them and their socialization skills.

Tips to Help Parents Tell if They Have a Gifted Baby
Even babies can behave in ways that reveal they're gifted. Learn how to recognize giftedness in infants with this review of signs to look out for.

Books that Make Reading Shakespeare Fun
Many people dread reading Shakespeare because they find the language hard to understand. Help your child understand and appreciate his work early.

Loving and Liking Your Gifted Child
It may not be enough to love your child. You want to let your child know you LIKE him too!

What Is a Late Bloomer? (Definition)
A late bloomer is one whose talents and abilities don't show up in early years.

How to Make the Most of Visits to the Library With Your Gifted Child
Parents of gifted children are always looking for ways to nurture their children's abilities and feed their need for intellectual challenge and stimulation. One free resource is frequently overlooked -- the local library. Here's how to make the most of visits to the library.

Science Toys for Gifted Children
If you're like the parents of many gifted kids, you've got at least one shelf (or closet) full of toys your child lost interest in -- or had no interest in to begin with. Stop filling those shelves and closets and get your child some toys they'll love. Toys that fit into that group of toys are those that allow children to explore science.

How to Determine if a Child Is Gifted or Learns Quickly
When parents notice that children seem to learn faster than others, they wonder if their kids are gifted or not. Learn to tell the difference.

Kindergarten Socialization
Even if your child socializes well in preschool and outside of school, it might be a problem in kindergarten - but not because your child has a problem!

Perfect Preschool - Perfect Teacher
The preschool my son attended proves that kids can do quite well when kids of all ages work and play together.

One Mother's Journey Raising a Gifted Child - Part One
What is it like raising a gifted child? This article provides one mom's stories of her experiences.

How To Nurture the Gifts of Gifted Children Without Pushing
Parents of gifted children often feel an almost overwhelming sense of responsibility after learning their child is gifted. They want to be sure they are doing everything they should be doing to nurture and support their children, yet they worry that they might be pushing their children.

Nurturing Gifted Children - Nurturing the Gifts of Gifted Children or Pushing?
Parents of gifted kids may feel overwhelmed after learning their child is gifted. They want to nurture their child, yet worry they might be pushing. Page 2.

Insensitive to Sensitivities
Could you be insensitive to your child's sensitivities? When my son was little, I discovered that I had been unaware of his senstivity to loud sounds.

Advice on the Best Ways to Motivate Gifted Children
Parents of gifted children are often surprised and dismayed when the children underachieve in school. Learning disabilities in gifted children can sometimes lead to underachievement, but quite often it is simply a lack of motivation. What can parents do to motivate their gifted children?

5 Ways to Foster the Love of Reading
Here are some easy and inexpensive activities to have fun with an early reader. They can be used with older children as well.

3 Ways to Get Your Gifted Child's Attention
Gifted kids can be so engrossed in an activity or thought that they seem to be unaware of the outside world. Here are 3 ways to bring your child back.

How to Raise an Introverted Child - Parenting Tips
Most parenting books don't consider that some children are introverts. If you have a child you think is introverted, how can you help your child?

Top Ten Best Toys for Gifted Babies
Signs of giftedness appear early, as early as infancy. Like all gifted children, gifted babies need stimulation, both sensual and mental. These toys will provide your infant with the stimulation he or she needs.

Top Ten Construction Sets for Gifted Children
Construction sets can help kids stretch their imaginations and nurture their creativity. Here are ten of the best sets perfect for gifted kids.

Ten Books for Gifted Children
Some books are just so perfect for gifted children they can't be passed up. Here is a list with ten of the best.

My Little Picky Eater
Is your child a picky eater? My son was one of those! It could be a result of sensual supersensitivities.

My Son's Fascination with Words
Gifted kids are known for obsessing on topics. My son's first obsession was words.

My Possibly Gifted Toddler
Although I didn't know it at the time, my little toddler began to show signs of his giftedness when he was two years old.

My Toddler's Sensitivities
Does your child seem senstive to different textures or the way some things feel on his skin?

Do all kids develop at the same pace or do some leap ahead?
All children progress through the same developmental stages. Some, however, move through them faster than others do.

My First Dreams of Motherhood
My dreams of motherhood did not match the reality. I didn't wish for a gifted child, but that's what I got.

My Premature Baby
Parents of preemies worry about the health and development of their child. They definitely not worried about whether their child is gifted.

Winter Toys - Outdoor Winter Toys
Getting the kids to go outdoors and play in the winter is easier when they have some of these great winter toys.

What is Heterogeneous Grouping?
Heterogeneous grouping is a method of placing students of different skill and ability in classrooms together.

Giftedness is not an Unwrapped Present


Gifted Kids and the No Child Left Behind Act
The No Child Left Behind law was enacted to improve education in the United States. Many believe it helped, but how did it affect gifted children?

Gifted Children and Moral Development
Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski devised the only existing theory of moral development. Like theories of physical or intellectual development, this theory is comprised of progressive levels of moral development. Although it has five levels, few people make it past the third level. Some people, in fact, are stuck between levels three and four and are mistakenly identified as neurotic.

Help Your Gifted Child Calm Intense Fears
Gifted kids may have great vivid imaginations, but those vivid imaginations can lead to some very intense fears. What can you do to calm those fears?

Movies Gifted Children Will Love
What child doesn't enjoy watching a good movie? Gifted children are certainly aren't any different, but some movies may be more appealing to them than other movies. Here are ten good movies for gifted kids.

Halloween - Halloween Costumes Gifted Kids Will Love
Tired of the run-of-the-mill Halloween costumes? Do your kids find them less than inspiring? Why not create your own costumes based on the kind of word play gifted kids love? English idioms are a wonderful source of outfits based on word play. Here are five ideas to get you started.

Forensic Science Books with Activities
Kids interested in learning how forensic science helps solve crimes will love these books that explain how and include fun activities to enhance learning.

Forensic Science Toys
Bring out the forensic scientist in your child with these toys and kits based on forensic science.

First Signs My Child was "Different"
My son did not begin speaking until after he was two years old. Then he read his first word soon after and I knew he was

Do Abilities "Even Out" in 3rd Grade?
One of the obstacles parents of gifted children encounter when trying to get more appropriate learning materials and instruction for their children in school is the argument that “everything evens out by third grade.” They are told that although their children are advanced in kindergarten or first grade, by third grade the other children will have caught up. Is that true? Do Abilities Even Out in Third Grade? Page 2.

Do Abilities "Even Out" in Third Grade?
One of the obstacles parents of gifted children encounter when trying to get more appropriate learning materials and instruction for their children in school is the argument that “everything evens out by third grade.” They are told that although their children are advanced in kindergarten or first grade, by third grade the other children will have caught up. Is that true? Do Abilities Even Out in Third Grade? Page 2.

Gifted Parenting Expectations - And Reality
Imagining yourself as a parent is not the same as being a parent. When you add giftedness to the mix, reality can be even less like what you imagine.

Definitions of the Term "Gifted"
What does

Does Learning Make You Smart?
Does learning make you smart? Just what does it mean to be smart anyway?

Disillusion With the Perfect School
When my son was ready for school, I searched for the right school. I thought that I found the perfect kindergarten for my son. Boy, was I wrong!

Can Boredom Cause Behavior Problems in School?
Does your child misbehave in school? It could be that he or she is bored.

Bloom's Taxonomy
Bloom's Taxonomy is used by teachers as they plan lessons. But what exactly is it?

What is Age Discrimination?
What is age discrimination and how does it apply to gifted children?

Christmas Stocking Stuffers
You have those Christmas stockings hanging up, but what do you put in them? Here are some ideas for Christmas stocking stuffers for smart kids!

Books with Gifted Characters and Themes
It is good for children to be able to relate to the characters in the books they read. This is as true for gifted children as it is for any other children. Here are some books that have characters and themes that gifted children can relate to.

Books on Parenting Gifted Children
Here are ten of the best books specifically about parenting gifted children to help parents better understand their children and how to deal with issues.

Books About Electricity for Kids
Gifted children have an insatiable curiosity. One way they satisfy this curiosity is to learn about science. Electricity is one of many science topics.

Books About Electricity with Experiments for Kids
Many kids learn best through hands-on experience. For kids who want to learn about electricity, that means some fun and easy experiments.

Attempt at Early Entry into Kindergarten
Some kids are ready to start kindergarten early - especially when early means not having to wait until they are six years old.

Aren't All Children Gifted? I found the answer is "no."
Before my son started school, I believed that all children were gifted. It didn't take me long to realize how wrong I was.

Definition of Asynchronous Development in Children
What exactly is asynchronous development and how does it affect gifted children and their families?

Am I bragging now?
When parents are talking about their gifted child, they mention abilities and accomplishments because there might be no other way to discuss issues.

Animated Movies Gifted Children Will Love
Gifted children enjoy animated movies as much as other children do, but the one they like best are the ones that feature the characteristics they admire like loyalty, honor, friendship and courage. Here are ten of the best animated movies for gifted children.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Why Gifted Children Have Homework Problems
Who would think that gifted children have problems with homework? The most common problem is that they don’t do it. What can parents do?

Why Do Some Gifted Children Have Homework Problems?
The last thing most parents of gifted children think their kids will have problems with is homework. What can parents do to solve the homework problem? Page 2.

About Teachers
What is a good teacher? A toxic one? What's a good gift for a teacher?

The Difference Between Bullying and Bossy Behavior
All unkind and unacceptable behavior in children is not a sign of bullying. Bossiness is often mistaken for bullying, but it's not the same.

Reviews of Books for Parents of Gifted Children
Book reviews of books written for parents of gifted children.

Party and Cake Ideas
Looking for some fun party ideas for your gifted child? Or maybe you want some ideas for a special cake. Find them all here!

Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities
Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities

Gifted Minority Children
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Gifted Children - When Does Nurturing Become Pushing?
Parents are rightfully proud of their child's abilities and talents. They are also right to provide opportunities that will nurture those abilities and talents. But when does nurturing become pushing?

There's more to reading than...reading?
My son was reading before he turned five years old. So why did a teacher tell me that kids that age can't read?

Fun Things to Do to Celebrate Pi Day
March 14 is Pi Day. March 14 is 3/14 and Pi is 3.14! Here are some fun ways for math-loving children and their families to pay tribute to pi.

Waiver for Early Entry into Kindergarten
Some children are ready to start kindergarten earlier than other children. Shouldn't those children be able to start rather than being made to wait?

Reasons to Tell Kids They're Gifted
Opposition to telling kids they're gifted centers on the negative effects of false praise, but there are good reasons to tell your child he's gifted.

Children's Books - Thirteen Halloween Books for Gifted Children
Everyone knows that Halloween is a time for dressing up and going out trick-or-treating. But it's also a great time for kids to face their fears and just have some fun. These books will help kids do both.

Science Toys for Gifted Children
If you're like the parents of many gifted kids, you've got at least one shelf (or closet) full of toys your child lost interest in -- or had no interest in to begin with. Stop filling those shelves and closets and get your child some toys they'll love. Toys that fit into that group of toys are those that allow children to explore science.

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Aren't all children gifted?
Parents are often frustrated by the comment that ALL children are gifted. Is that true? This belief is just one of many myths about gifted children. Many of these myths lead to gifted children not getting the appropriate educational challenges they need to reach their potential.

Blogs About Gifted Children
As the parent of a gifted child, I like to see what other people are thinking and saying about gifted children. Here are some interesting blogs about gifted kids.

Profoundly Gifted Children
Not all gifted children have the same level of abilities. Like average children, they represent a wide range. Extremely gifted, also known as the profoundly gifted, are on the highest end of the gifted ability range. Their exceptional abilities present some special challenges for parents and teachers alike.

March Holidays
March Holidays. Gifted Children.

Snow Creatures
Who isn't familiar with snowmen? They are both fun and easy to build. But have you ever seen a snow dog or a snow cat? Those can require a little more creativity and skill, but they are also lots of fun to build. Here are some pictures of some unique snow

Snow Creatures
Who isn't familiar with snowmen? They are both fun and easy to build. But have you ever seen a snow dog or a snow cat? Those can require a little more creativity and skill, but they are also lots of fun to build. Here are some pictures of some unique snow

Snow Creatures
Who isn't familiar with snowmen? They are both fun and easy to build. But have you ever seen a snow dog or a snow cat? Those can require a little more creativity and skill, but they are also lots of fun to build. Here are some pictures of some unique snow

Snow Creatures
Who isn't familiar with snowmen? They are both fun and easy to build. But have you ever seen a snow dog or a snow cat? Those can require a little more creativity and skill, but they are also lots of fun to build. Here are some pictures of some unique snow

Snow Creatures
Who isn't familiar with snowmen? They are both fun and easy to build. But have you ever seen a snow dog or a snow cat? Those can require a little more creativity and skill, but they are also lots of fun to build. Here are some pictures of some unique snow

Snow Creatures
Who isn't familiar with snowmen? They are both fun and easy to build. But have you ever seen a snow dog or a snow cat? Those can require a little more creativity and skill, but they are also lots of fun to build. Here are some pictures of some unique snow

Books for Children About September 11
September 11 is a date that will remain a significant and important date in American history forever. It's hard to imagine that it will ever fade away, so there will certainly always be a need to help children understand the events of that day. One good way to help them understand is to read some books with them about those events. Books are a wonderful way to help you talk to your child about 9/11 too.

Dad-Centered Father's Day Activities for Kids
Father's Day is a day to focus on Dad. It's a day when kids can not just show Dad how much they love and appreciate him, but learn a bit about him and what he does, too. Many of the activities that kids can do with Mom on Mother's Day can be adapted for Father's Day. There are a number of ways kids can show Dad some love on Father's Day, but here are some ways that focus on Dad and what makes him so special.

Toys for Gifted Children - Science Toys for Gifted Children
If you're like the parents of many gifted kids, you've got at least one shelf (or closet) full of toys your child lost interest in -- or had no interest in to begin with. Stop filling those shelves and closets and get your child some toys they'll love. Toys that fit into that group of toys are those that allow children to explore science.