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Presented by Dr . Agnes Meyo and Dr. Dan Peters 711 Old Ballas Rd #212 Creve Coeur, MO 63141 314-780-0206 agnesmeyo@yahoo.com. How Do I Discipline My Sensitive Gifted Child?. Outline What is Discipline? Why are the Gifted Noncompliant? How Do the Gifted Demonstrate Noncompliance?

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how do i discipline my sensitive gifted child

PresentedbyDr. AgnesMeyo and Dr. Dan Peters

711 Old Ballas Rd #212Creve Coeur, MO 63141314-780-0206

agnesmeyo@yahoo.com

How Do I Discipline My Sensitive Gifted Child?

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Outline

  • What is Discipline?
  • Why are the Gifted Noncompliant?
  • How Do the Gifted Demonstrate Noncompliance?
  • What are Some Potential Problems?
  • What are Some Disciplinary Approaches?
  • What Three Questions Should You Ask Yourself?
  • Which Strategies Work Best for the Gifted?
  • Summary
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What is Discipline?

  • Discipline involves strategies for helping children develop their own internal:
  • self-control
  • self-respect
  • decision-making skills
  • impulse control
  • self-awareness
  • sense of responsibility
  • NOT to just enforce compliance.
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Why are the Gifted Noncompliant?

  • They may crave:
  • Responsibility
  • Independence
  • Meaning
  • Sense/logic
  • Competence
  • Separation/individuation
  • Validation
  • Acceptance
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How Do the Gifted Demonstrate Their Noncompliance?

  • Disrupt the flow
  • Test the limits
  • Cry/whine/fuss
  • Ignore you
  • Walk/run away
  • Damage property
  • Verbally/physically attack
  • Do the opposite
  • Drugs/alcohol/sex
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What are Some Potential Problems?

  •     Disciplining the way you were disciplined
  •     Dispensing discipline when angry
  •     Focus on what not to do rather than on what to do
  •     Inconsistent limits and consequences
  •     Parents who disagree on discipline
  •     Unrealistic expectations for performance
  •     Fear losing your child’s love
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What are Some Disciplinary Approaches?

  • Physical Verbal
    • Spanking Threats
    • Slamming Ridicule
    • Damaging property Yelling
    • Shoving Sarcasm
what three questions should you ask yourself
What Three Questions Should You Ask Yourself?
  •     How effective is this method of discipline in the long run?
  •     What will it do to my relationship with my child?
  •     What will be the effects on my child’s self-esteem?
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Which Strategies Work Best

for the Gifted?

  •  1. Set Limits.
    •    Focus on safety and security.
    • Establish as few as possible.
    •    Clarify and post them.
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Which Strategies Work Best

for the Gifted?

  • 2. Develop Rules as a Family.
    •     Invite input from all.
    •     Identify roles: parent, child…
    •     Differentiate expectations.
    •     Agree on rules.  
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Which Strategies Work Best

for the Gifted?

  • 3. Collaborate on Outcomes.
    •     Identify natural consequences.
    •     Find logical consequences.
    •     Strive for predictability.
    •     Predetermine imposed consequences.
    •     Discuss rationale.
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Which Strategies Work Best

for the Gifted?

  •  4. Implement Techniques.
    •     Praise wanted behavior.
    •     Ignore unwanted behavior.
    •     Administer consequences for intolerable behavior.
    •     Follow through immediately.
    •     Role-model desirable behavior.
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WhichStrategies Work Best

for the Gifted?

  • Tips:
  • Exert your own self-control.
  • Acknowledge their feelings.
  • Ask them what they needed/wanted.
  • Pick your battles.
  • Avoid asking, “Did you…?
  • Use behavior chart for progress/rewards.
  • Support the other parent.
  • Convey trust in their decision-making.
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Summary

  •     Gifted children can be noncompliant.
  • Adults need to teach them self-discipline.
  •     There are many different ways to discipline the gifted, but some ways work better than others.
  • It helps to set limits, develop rules as a family, collaborate on outcomes, and implement strategies.        
  •     Parenting the gifted is extremely rewarding.
  • They are our future!
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Special thanks:

Webb, J., Gore, J., Amend, E., & DeVries, A. (2007). A parent’s guide to gifted children. Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential

thank you for attending the presentation today

Dr. Agnes Meyo

711 Old Ballas Rd, #212Creve Coeur, MO 63141314-780-0206

Thank you for attending the presentation today.