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Handling the Holidays with Your Gifted Child: Excitement, Anxiety and Acting-out Behavior

Blogger Over the years, I would inevitably get a phone call from the school as the Holiday season approached.  I knew my  daughter would get overly excited and anxious, causing her worst behavior traits to be exposed. She would be easily upset over something minor and burst into tears, and she would be very fidgety.  I found that as the weather got colder and the school would have inside recess, she just couldn't control that extra energy.
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Gifted Kids? How to Survive Your Marriage

Blogger A large percentage of marriages end in divorce.  I have heard that going through a divorce is almost like experiencing a death in the family.  It is in fact the death of a union of two people and the impact it has on children can be devastating.
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10 Helpful Tips for Parents of Gifted Children

Blogger It can be so great to have a gifted child, but it can also be a challenge.  Over the years, I've learned some things through trial and error as the parent of a gifted daughter. Parenting is the most difficult job in the world, so I'm hoping my insights may help you have a more peaceful experience with your gifted child. I've put together this list of 10 tips to help any other parents out there who may be struggling themselves.
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Does Your Child Have a Problem with Hyperfocusing?

Blogger I truly believe  that all children are gifted. Qualities like shooting a basketball into a hoop, being easygoing as well as a myriad of others can be termed “gifted.” But the particular “gift” that my daughter possesses is that her brain processes information very quickly.  She catches on to concepts, facts -- you name it -- in a heartbeat.  She also reads very rapidly.  One night she finished a book so quickly that I doubted that it was possible.  I proceeded to quiz her on her comprehension and found she was telling the truth.  She just reads fast, way faster than I can even read.  Teachers at school have questioned her when she gets done with a test or quiz quickly.  They tell her to check it over.  She says she has already checked it over 7 times, but they insist that she check it again.  As you can imagine, this is exasperating to her!
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“Gifted?” What Does That Mean, Anyway?

Blogger After my daughter was diagnosed as Gifted I still didn’t know what to think.  Okay, well “gifted”  -- that sounds good, right?  I had my 2 minutes of “Whew! What a relief!”  But, just like a mother with an autistic child, or an ADD /ADHD child, I still didn’t know what to do and it really wasn’t okay.   I had been desperately trying to find out what was “wrong” with my child and now I had a label.  Now I wanted to know how I could help.  How could I keep her from getting in trouble at school due to boredom?  How could I keep her challenged?
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How My Gifted Child Was Misdiagnosed with ADHD

Blogger Who knew having a “GIFTED” child could be so challenging? I knew my daughter had a gift…I mean she was really reading chapter books to me on her 4th birthday!  And that is just one of the things my husband and I noticed.  Her preschool teacher didn’t seem to notice her gift, but of course she noticed her immaturity and her outbursts.  It seems people enjoy finding the negative… but that’s a whole other story!  Thankfully, her kindergarten teacher was definitely more in tune with her and she got through just fine.   She kept my daughter participating with the class, but then during reading time she would allow her to read more challenging books.  It worked.
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