Children and Talents

Re: Children and Talents

Postby Tony on 12 Sep 2012, 23:32

In times like this that parents need to step back and follow their child's lead and recognise that different stages of development require children quite naturally to focus on different interests and events.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Donat on 12 Sep 2012, 23:38

Making friends is part of children. Some gifted kids can have difficulty making friends among their own age group as their language levels or interests don't match. They can have little in common with their peers. Parents can take an active role in encouraging peer group interactions by organising joint play sessions with young children and providing extracurricular activities for school-aged children.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby benita_) on 12 Sep 2012, 23:41

Often children become less involved in solitary activities when they begin to interact with their peers, who exert a strong influence on activity preferences. You will always see children wanting to play with friends.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Lis on 12 Sep 2012, 23:45

Part of the family. Family life can be a great leveller for gifted children. A sibling can bring a talented child back to earth, letting them know that they may be a star at school or in sport but their talent pulls no rank at home. Jobs need to be done, games should be played and big heads can be easily deflated
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Donat on 12 Sep 2012, 23:49

It is the obligatory duty for parents to help talented children stay grounded. Don't give them special privileges or excuse them from chores. Expect them to join in with regular family life, which by so doing will make them have right sense of direction.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Tony on 12 Sep 2012, 23:53

Balancing act. Talented children can become self-absorbed in their interests and pursuits to the detriment of developing broader interests and friendships. With a little coaching and prompting, parents can help children achieve balance in their lives so they don't become isolated and rely on a narrow set of interests for their identity and self-esteem.
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