Parenting a gifted child can be a challenge, more than most people realize. While gifted kids can be delightful, they can also be...difficult. And since most people don\'t understand what it\'s like to be the parent of a gifted child, it can be lonely and isolating. Here is some help. More »
The call to drop the label “gifted” is heard often, and from people with different views and opinions of giftedness and the gifted. Regardless of who is making the call, the reasoning behind it is almost always to benefit all children, even those most often labeled “gifted.” But while eliminating the label might be well-intentioned, it solves nothing. In fact is likely to create additional problems, particularly for gifted children.
The issue of pushing children to excel is one that comes up all the time – especially when it involves gifted children. On the one hand, some people argue that parents need to push their children to do their best. Parents of gifted kids, on the other hand, are often told to stop pushing their kids, to let their kids be kids. So what exactly are parents supposed to do? Should they push their kids or not? But maybe we aren’t asking the right question. Perhaps we should start by asking what it means to “push” children.
It’s unlikely that you’ll find a toy that all gifted children will like, but your chances of finding a toy that your own gifted child will like is greater if you look for toys that challenge her to think and holds her interest. The toys and games listed here perennial favorites among the gifted, and whether your child loves language, logic, science, engineering, or just plain loves a challenge, he’ll no doubt enjoy many of the items on this list.
It can be a challenge to keep kids entertained and busy during the summer months. With no school to keep them busy, they can get bored. Of course, many kids these days escape boredom by spending hours in front of one screen or another: the television, computer, cell phone, tablet, or one of several different gaming systems. Rather than spending that time in front of a screen, your child can spend time with fun, learning activities.