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#gtchat: When Parents Push Too Hard

“People push so hard for grades. More focus should be on learning, curiosity, and exploring passions; not pushing for A’s.” ~ Krissy Venosdale, elementary teacher of gifted children

On November 16, 2012, #gtchatters discussed the topic, “When Parents Push Too Hard”. The transcript can be found at Storify. Links presented during the chat can be found below.

Participants from 21 states and 5 countries helped to make this a very exciting chat. Questions posed considered whether parents of gifted children can push them too hard and if they do push; why? Of special interest were reports of parents in NYC schools hiring tutors and academic coaches for their preschoolers in hopes of getting them into the city’s limited spaces in the gifted and talented program.

Links:

Bright NYC Kids: Gifted & Talented Mock Tests

New York Family: Special Parents Seminar on Gifted Education

NYC Parents Struggling with Difficult New Gifted & Talented Test for Their Children

Michele Borba: Gifted Children: Are We pushing too hard?

How Hard Should We Push Our Child at School?

Kids Are Worth It! : Giving Your Kids the Gift of Inner Discipline

What’s the Point of School?” Guy Claxton (video)

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids by Christine Fonseca

From Cybraryman1 “Team Claco

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