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Gg wrote at 2013-02-03 04:47:43
Hi there I hear your concern and I hope my advice helps. Firstly gifted children don't have to be good at school. This is a myth. They are gifted but  in what ...that is your job to find out. There are some children who are gifted at everything, I think that is a lot to do with what u introduce to them early on. My daughter is gifted. My husband is extraordinarily gifted but that means nothing to me if they don't use it. So I think your first job should be to open a dialogue with your child. Ask her what she likes. If she doesn't know then maybe you have some ideas. Then enrol her in these things and talk to her about what motivates her. Ie my daughter said at 7 she does not get motivated by pocket money or toys coz she has heaps. At 3 she got motivated by smarties and wanting to beat me at everything she did. So I pretended to be slow and got lots of maths questions wrong which made her want to strive to better. I think in a nutshell, find what she likes. Maybe she is gifted n physical stuff, running, sport, dance or gymnastics. Think she has a super charged Ferrari compared with a ford and you need to find the race her car can win. I hope this helps. If u need to contact me u can do so through my website www@gg4kids.com Good Luck and you are a good mother. Asking the questions is the hardest thing sometimes.


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Carol Bainbridge

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I can answer most questions on parenting gifted children, from infants on. Questions can be about parenting, advocacy, and support and I can provide suggestions for toys and books gifted children love. I can even help you determine whether your child is gifted or bright, and I can point you to more information you might need. I can answer some questions about programs for gifted children, but can`t help much with information on colleges. Visitors wanting to know if their children are gifted might want to read the article "Is My Child Gifted?" before asking a question.

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I am the parent of a gifted child and have been working with other parents of gifted children for 13 years, helping them find support and providing them with information. I founded a local gifted organization and helped organize a parent day for a national gifted conference. I have been an active member of my state's gifted association since 1999 and created and maintain their Web site. In addition, I have created a website for parents of gifted children who are looking for toys and books for their children: www.giftsforlearning.com. I am also the Guide About.com Gifted Children Site.

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I have a bachelor's degree in psychology, an MA in English, and completing a PhD in linguistics with a focus on verbally gifted children. I have been helping parents of gifted children for nearly 20 years and am currently the guide to gifted children on About.com

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