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Surviving. and enjoying. The Gifted Child. Do you recognize this child?. Extraordinary speed in processing information. A need for precision in thinking and expression. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. An extraordinary degree of intellectual curiosity. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?.

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Surviving

and enjoying

The Gifted Child

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An extraordinary degree of

intellectual curiosity.

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What can I do

at home

that will help

my child?

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Play word games and

ask “What if?” questions.

(Great for travel times and at bedtime.)

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To foster creativity,

ask for more

detail, combinations of ideas,

unusual perspectives, going

beyond first ideas.

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Provide as much

exposure to museums,

art, concerts, and travel experiences

as is possible for your budget

and time constraints.

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Ask stimulating and

thought-provoking questions.

You won’t get the same

answers you get when you ask

“What did you do today?

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Encourage your

child to follow his

passions, even if you don’t

share them.

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Make sure your child

has free time to daydream,

invent,

and create what she wants.

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Personal Talent: an exceptional ability to select

and attain difficult goals that fit one’s interests,

abilities, values, and contexts.

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Encourage these dispositions:

Optimism

Hope

Altruism

Resilience

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There is a fine line between “helping” and “doing”.

When you do or redo a task, assignment, or

school project for your child,

what she hears is something you wouldn’t dare

dream or say,

“You are incompetent.”

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"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: 

A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. 

To him... 

a touch is a blow, 

a sound is a noise, 

a misfortune is a tragedy, 

a joy is an ecstasy, 

a friend is a lover, 

a lover is a god, 

and failure is death. 

Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - - - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inwardurgency he is not really alive unless he is creating." 

-Pearl Buck- 

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