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Book Recommendation For Raising a Gifted Child

Looking for specific recommendations for books on raising a gifted child. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Feb 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Perfectionist kid?

I'm looking for advice for helping my 5 year old (new kindergartener) daughter deal with what looks like nascent perfectionist tendencies. [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Sep 10, 2013 - 35 answers

Help me help my daughter.

How to deal with a school's unwillingness to challenge a twice-exceptional kid? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Jan 23, 2013 - 25 answers

My gifted dog gifted me with a gift of... explanation?

Calling all language nerds: anyone know what's behind the increasing frequence of "gifted" as a verb? [more inside]
posted by amelioration on Dec 16, 2012 - 29 answers

Where can I find the right mental health provider for my friend?

Central Texas Filter: I need recommendations for mental health providers (especially in the Austin area) who specialize in treating profoundly gifted adults with severe mental health issues (including suicidal ideation) and/or sleep disorders. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Helping a highly intellectually curious and precocious 4-year-old

How can we help a precocious, highly curious 4-year-old who gets really anxious and frustrated if he can't channel his energy towards doing something? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 12, 2012 - 10 answers

What to get my little female professor for Christmas?

Help me find AWESOME Christmas gifts for my smart girl... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Dec 6, 2011 - 32 answers

I need help coming up with short film scenes for two or three actors.

I'm teaching a film class for gifted teenagers. I need help thinking of short scenes from films for acting / directing practice. [more inside]
posted by duvatney on Jun 15, 2010 - 32 answers

Doubly Exceptional

I was diagnosed as being gifted and having ADD when I was a young child. I've been in denial about both of these things for most of my life, and now I'm nearly 30; help me understand them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

He's a special snowflake and I'm gray sludge

My partner is way, way smarter than me and basically never had to put in any effort to learn difficult material. I admire him for this, but I'm also incredibly jealous. I want to be a genius too. How do I deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2009 - 40 answers

Help me help my teacher help my kid!

My 4th grader is in her first year of a program for gifted children. It is a competitive program, at a school outside our district, and acceptance was based on advanced language, reading, writing, and "liberal arts" ability. I thought my daughter's gifts -- all of which match the description above -- would be nurtured here. But I have been dismayed to realize that all her teacher cares about is that her desk is messy and her handwriting isn't neat enough. My child has sensory issues that do in fact make it harder for her to keep her things organized. But how can I talk to the teacher about focusing more on her gifts -- which is supposed to be the mission of this program? (Sorry, this is long.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2009 - 38 answers

He's the Next Tiger Woods.

How are American parenting practices unique? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jun 18, 2009 - 30 answers

What's the best school around Edwards AFB for a gifted, special needs third grader?

I need advice on elementary schools on, near, and around Edwards AFB. [more inside]
posted by Cricket on May 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Unfortunately the problem is the title, so nothing original here.

I'm looking for a catchy theme for our Summer Enrichment group. [more inside]
posted by aetg on May 4, 2009 - 4 answers

I want to find Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters

Is there anything in real life like Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters minus the mutants? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Apr 8, 2009 - 17 answers

What ever happened to '80s gifted kids?

Have there been any recent studies of the long-term effect of 1980s gifted education on kids who are now in their 30s and 40s [more inside]
posted by Kirklander on Feb 18, 2009 - 75 answers

How to start a gifted program?

How do I get a GOOD gifted/enrichment program started at my child's school? [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Oct 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Just like dooce.com, but with autism?

Which irreverent, funny parenting blogs have extra added autism? [more inside]
posted by pootler on Jul 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Help for parents of gifted kid

What are some good resources for raising a gifted child? Google will pull up all kinds of things, but I'd love a recommendation for stuff more weighted toward parents who want their kids to be able to enjoy childhood and away from the more competitive stuff. I don't want to judge anyone else's parenting choices, but we want to feed our son's interests without trying to turn him into the next Einstein. We just got through some assessments, and are trying to figure out what to do next. I'm sure I'll have more specific questions later, but any online communities or background reading you can point me to would be awesome!
posted by rikschell on May 9, 2008 - 37 answers

Workbooks for a Gifted 7-year-old?

Help me choose some work books for my very bright first grader. [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Mar 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Gifted toddlers

Resources for parenting gifted toddlers and pre-schoolers. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Dec 14, 2005 - 8 answers

Birthday Gift Ideas for 9 Year Old Gifted (Boy) Child?

Birthday Gift Ideas for 9 Year Old Gifted (Boy) Child? [more inside]
posted by dgeiser13 on Jul 6, 2005 - 28 answers

Could someone kick 75 yard field goals with a 10% success rate?

Does there exist a suitably gifted living individual (in the entire, bitchen world) who could kick 75-yard field goals successfully on ten percent of his attempts? Please note that an assessment of the kicker's worthiness for any other pursuit, or a discussion of the utility of such a person, is irrelevant to my question.
posted by Kwantsar on Dec 26, 2004 - 21 answers

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