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That Kid You Think Is Annoying? Try Taking a Second Look. (Why Perception and Reality Matter When You're Parenting Gifted Kids)

Last updated: 04/14/2018

Perception is rarely reality, especially when it comes to gifted kids. The behaviors we see as annoying are often normal gifted development. Here’s how to navigate the struggles

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A Brief History of Gifted and Talented Education

Last updated: 04/14/2018

At the turn of the twentieth century, advancements in education and psychology brought empirical and scientific credibility to the field of gifted education. The early studies of g

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Are You an Advocate for the Gifted?

Last updated: 04/14/2018

Are you a parent of a gifted child? If you are, then you are a giftedness advocate. Because whether or not you are homeschooling or public schooling, asking for accommodation or go

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Ready for Success

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Ready for Success Quality Care, School-Readiness, and the Skills Young Children Need to Succeed By Laura A. Jana, M.D. Date: March 07, 2018 Comment Mail Facebook Twitter Pinterest

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Alumnus Honors Mister Rogers Legacy

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Junlei Li ensures Rogers' lessons continue to help children around the world As a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University in 1999, Junlei Li was literally Fred Rogers' neigh

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Kids 50 years ago almost never drew scientists as women. Now they do almost a third of the time

Last updated: 04/15/2018

(CNN)If you had asked a young child 50 years ago to draw a picture of a scientist, about 99% of the drawings would be of men. Ask children to do the same drawing today, and close t

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Child development and parental engagement in rich and poor households

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Ariel Kalil, Professor of Public Policy, University of Chicago, asks why children’s outcomes are diverging so dramatically. Her goal is to understand the factors that account for

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What I've Learned So Far...Child Development Lessons from a Stay-at-Home Mom

Last updated: 04/15/2018

{I may have a Ph.D. in Human Development, but the best lessons I've learned in child development have been as a stay-at-home mom} I usually do not talk about my personal life too m

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A Citywide Focus on Out-of-School Learning

Last updated: 04/15/2018

What does it take to create quality afterschool and summer experiences — for all children? The connection is clear: Closing persistent achievement gaps between advantaged and les

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Long-Term Gains: Pre-K Programs Lead to Furthered Education Later in Life

Last updated: 04/15/2018

School programs for children as young as three years have long been seen by many as little more than institutional babysitting. But recent research has offered renewed evidence tha

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