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#gtchat: “Helping Gifted Kids Understand What It Means to Be Gifted”

During this chat, we explored ways to help gifted kids understand what it means to be gifted. A full transcript of the chat may be found here. This week, we welcomed many new  participants as well as lurkers and requested that ‘side-conversations’ among the regulars be kept to a minimum to provide a more welcoming atmosphere for our new guests.

The first question we discussed was which definition of ‘giftedness’ should be used. A number of definitions were mentioned and can be found in the transcript. Also discussed were strategies to help gifted children become self-aware, how others’ expectations can have a negative impact on children, and how parents shared their understanding of giftedness with their children.

Links:

Giftedness: The View from Within” from @DavidsonGifted

The Emotional Needs of the Gifted Child” Annemarie Roeper

Intellectual Giftedness” Wikipedia

Helping Your Highly Gifted Child” Stephanie Tolan

Helping Adolescents Adjust to Giftedness

Giftedness and the Gifted: What’s It All About?

What Does Gifted Mean

What Does it Mean to be Gifted/Talented” (pdf)

Characteristics and Needs of the Gifted

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids (Amazon) by @chrstinef

Are We Redefining the Wrong Word?” from Stephanie Tolan

2010 Definition from the NAGC

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