Promoting Positive Social Development

Promoting Positive Social Development by Linda Kreger Silverman From the Gifted Development Center. Reprinted with permission. It has been apparent ever since gifted children were first studied that they tend to select friends who are theirmental age rather than their...

Exploring Social and Emotional Aspects of Giftedness in Children

Parents of gifted children have few guidelines about how to deal with issues resulting from their children’s giftedness. Not only intellectual, but also, social and emotional issues provide challenges for parents. Five social/emotional traits of giftedness (divergent thinking ability, excitability, sensitivity, perceptiveness and entelechy) are described, and the specific issues that parents must face to enable their children to reach their full potential are explored.

Developing a Feeling Vocabulary

Developing a Feeling Vocabulary By Sharon Lind One of the most important asset emotionally intense people, and those who live and work with them, need to develop is an extensive feeling vocabulary. Not being able to ACCURATELY articulate (in words or through actions,...

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