Nurturing Social-Emotional
Development of Gifted Children
Nicole Adkins
By PresenterMedia.com
•Be aware that strengths and potential
problems can be flip sides of the same
coin.
1. Acquires/retains information
quickly
2. Inquisitive; searches for
significance
3. Intrinsic motivation
4. Enjoys proble...
1. Emphasizes truth, equality, and
fair play
2. Seeks to organize things and
people
3. Large facile vocabulary; advanced,
...
Ways to Prevent Problems and Increasing
Success…
1. Reach out to parents
2. Focus on parents of young children
3. Educate ...
• Parents are particularly important in
preventing social or emotional problems.
Teaching, no matter how excellent or
supp...
Problems are best prevented by involving
parents when children are young. Parents
particularly must understand characteris...
Concentrated efforts should be made to involve
such professionals in state and local meetings
and in continuing education ...
Gifted children require different and more flexible
educational experiences. When the children come
from multicultural or ...
Parents of gifted children typically have few
opportunities to talk with other parents of
gifted children. Discussion grou...
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  1. 1. Nurturing Social-Emotional Development of Gifted Children Nicole Adkins By PresenterMedia.com
  2. 2. •Be aware that strengths and potential problems can be flip sides of the same coin.
  3. 3. 1. Acquires/retains information quickly 2. Inquisitive; searches for significance 3. Intrinsic motivation 4. Enjoys problem solving 5. Seeks cause- effect relations 1. Impatient with others; dislikes basic routines 2. Asks embarrassing questions; excessive in interests 3. Strong willed; resists direction 4. Resists routine practice; questions teachers procedures. 5. Dislikes unclear/illogical areas STRENGTHS POSSIBLE PROBLEMS POSSIBLE PROBLEMS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH CHARACTERISTIC STRENGTHS OF GIFTED CHILDREN
  4. 4. 1. Emphasizes truth, equality, and fair play 2. Seeks to organize things and people 3. Large facile vocabulary; advanced, broad information 4. High expectations of self and others 5. Creative/inventive; likes new ways of doing things 1. Worries about humanitarian concerns 2. Constructs complicated rules; often seen as bossy 3. May use words to manipulate; bored with school 4. Intolerant, perfectionist; may become depressed 5. Maybe seen as disruptive and out of step STRENGTHS POSSIBLE PROBLEMS POSSIBLE PROBLEMS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH CHARACTERISTIC STRENGTHS OF GIFTED CHILDREN
  5. 5. Ways to Prevent Problems and Increasing Success… 1. Reach out to parents 2. Focus on parents of young children 3. Educate and involve heath-care and other professionals 4. Use educational flexibility 5. Establish parent discussion groups
  6. 6. • Parents are particularly important in preventing social or emotional problems. Teaching, no matter how excellent or supportive, can seldom counteract inappropriate parenting. • Supportive family environments, on the other hand, can counteract unhappy school experiences. Parents need information if they are to nurture well and to be wise advocates for their children. Reach out to Parents
  7. 7. Problems are best prevented by involving parents when children are young. Parents particularly must understand characteristics that may make gifted children seem different or difficult. Focus on Parents of Young Children
  8. 8. Concentrated efforts should be made to involve such professionals in state and local meetings and in continuing education programs concerning gifted children. Pediatricians, psychologists, and other caregivers such as day- care providers typically have received little training about gifted children, and therefore can provide little assistance to parents (Webb & Kleine, 1993). Educate and Involve Health-Care and Other Professionals
  9. 9. Gifted children require different and more flexible educational experiences. When the children come from multicultural or low-income families, educational flexibility and reaching out may be particularly necessary. Seven flexibly paced educational options, relatively easy to implement in most school settings (Cox, Daniel & Boston, 1985) are: early entrance; grade skipping; advanced level courses; compacted courses; continuous progress in the regular classroom; concurrent enrollment in advanced classes; and credit by examination. These options are based on competence and demonstrated ability, rather than on arbitrary age groupings. Use Educational Flexibility
  10. 10. Parents of gifted children typically have few opportunities to talk with other parents of gifted children. Discussion groups provide opportunities to "swap parenting recipes" and child-rearing experiences. Such experiences provide perspective as well as specific information (Webb & DeVries, 1993). Establish Parent Discussion Groups
  11. 11. Lets Make A Difference!

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