Children and Talents

Children and Talents

Postby Emma on 12 Sep 2012, 22:47

It is so important raising children with gitfs in them. Talented children often need prompting to ensure they become well-rounded individuals. Parents are called upon to help bring out the gifts in their children.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Pauline on 12 Sep 2012, 22:54

One of the challenges for parents with a talented or bright child is to encourage them to develop a range of interests outside the academic sphere, to not only round them out but to prevent them from being isolated from their peers
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Lis on 12 Sep 2012, 22:59

I know children with exceptional talent or ability, are often referred to as gifted children, and are often talented in specific areas such as mathematics, language, sport or music. Some gifted children are multi-talented and excel in a variety of areas.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Sally on 12 Sep 2012, 23:05

Gifted children tend to be passionate and single-minded about their interests, focusing their energy on the topics that absorb them, often to the exclusion of other activities
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Pauline on 12 Sep 2012, 23:07

Just as children need a balanced diet for good health, they need a balance between work and play to make sure they develop good social networks and maintain emotional health. Parents need to guide these children towards leisure options they may not normally
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby benita_) on 12 Sep 2012, 23:11

Make time for play, because one way to encourage a talented child to be more well-rounded is to get them to lead with their strengths. In other words, it may be that a computer whiz meets up with other like-minded souls, but extend the meetings to activities away from the computer.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Emma on 12 Sep 2012, 23:13

Balance for gifted children means that they don't become isolated as a result of their talent. Parents may need to be part social director, gently insisting that children set aside time for play and other social activities.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Sally on 12 Sep 2012, 23:18

Encourage risks with kids. Gifted or talented children are often low risk-takers in areas or endeavours that are not their passion or strengths. Used to automatically excelling, many of them fear doing things poorly, so talented children are often reluctant to attempt unknown or different tasks.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby Lis on 12 Sep 2012, 23:22

Hi Sally, It can be quite a shock for these kids to find that something doesn't come easily to them. Often, exceptional kids give up when they are not automatically good at something. Help them understand that some things take time to master and they may need to persist to excel.
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Re: Children and Talents

Postby benita_) on 12 Sep 2012, 23:27

Yes Lis. Parents should not push the children. Some gifted children slow down their learning when they start school as they focus their time and energy on making friends. This is important if children are to fit in, however, parents who are proud of their child's achievements can become quite anxious at this apparent shift in interest away from learning.
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