Articles on Social Needs

Tips For Parents: Introverts

Tips For Parents: Introverts by Sharon Lind Reprinted with permission from the Davidson Institute of Talent Development Sharon Lind, a private consultant for affective, gifted, and parent education, led an informational seminar for parents of profoundly intelligent...

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...

Developmental Phases of Social Development

Developmental Phases of Social Development by Linda Kreger Silverman A parent who had just learned that her son was highly gifted remarked fearfully, "But I want my child to be a good neighbor!" She was worried that if her son was placed in a self-contained program...

Teasing and Gifted Children

Teasing and Gifted Children by Patricia A. Schuler First published in the SENG Newsletter, 2002 "Shut up!" "Stop humiliating me!" "Stop it before I destroy you!" I had been observing a second grade classroom when I was jolted by these screams. Remembering these...

Gifted Kids at Risk: Who's Listening?

Gifted Kids at Risk: Who's Listening? By Patricia A. Schuler Driving home from last week's Hollingworth Conference on the Highly Gifted, I heard a radio interview with Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul. He spoke of the loss of empathy in our lives. His words...

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.

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