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  • Underachievement in Exceptionally Gifted Adolescents and Young Adults: A Psychiatrist's View - Jerald Grobman

    In 34 years of psychiatric practice, no clinical problems have been more intriguing to me than underachievement and self-destructive behavior in exceptionally gifted adolescents and young adults. Early in my career as an associate clinical professor in Tufts University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, I was stimulated by the challenge of establishing a community-based mental health service (Morrison, Shore, & Grobman, 1973), organizing and running a psychiatric clinic in a municipal court, and developing and supervising the extensive clinical work in a group psychotherapy training program (Grobman, 1978, 1980, 1981). Later, as a senior staff psychiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital, I had the opportunity to learn about and treat patients whose depression and anxiety were caused by cardiac surgery (Collins & Grobman, 1983). In addition to these activities, I have always maintained a private practice. It has been in this setting that I have encountered the 15 exceptionally gifted adolescents and young adults who are the subjects of this paper.

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  • Giftedness and Masculinity: Balancing Expectations - Duke University Talent Development Program

    Society communicates expectations that impact the way gifted boys view themselves and view their own giftedness. The balancing act between being perceived as masculine and being gifted can create unique challenges for gifted boys. For example, parents, teachers, and other mentors of gifted boys may acknowledge their great academic potential, but their peers may value athletic ability and popularity over academics. One study has even reported that teachers can also value athletics and popularity over academic performance.

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  • Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know - Don Winn

    The book is a user-friendly guide providing detailed assistance to parents and educators who want to help children with dyslexia achieve their best lives. Keyed to current, cutting edge research, topics include signs of dyslexia parents can watch for at various ages, symptoms that warrant diagnosis by a professional, what to expect during the testing process, and tips on working with your child's school.

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  • The Importance of Sleep for Young People - Dr. Valerie Crabtree

    Dr. Valerie Crabtree has a bold statement for Dr. Dan and all parents: “Sleep is the third pillar of health, along with nutrition and movement, that keeps us healthy and balanced.” Dr. Crabtree is the Chief of Psychosocial Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and her critical advice for young people on the importance of getting enough sleep is eye-opening: “Insufficient sleep contributes to making us overweight, sick and sluggish. We literally clean our brains while we sleep, washing away harmful toxins and making room for memories to be stored. In children and teenagers, poor or insufficient sleep is related to poorer organization, poorer memory, and academic difficulties.”

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  • Advice for Gifted Adults Living in a Not-So-Gifted World - Paula Prober

    Let’s say that you understand that you are gifted. That you are super smart, highly sensitive, emotional, and empathetic. That you have a rainforest mind. That you think deeply, analyze everything, love learning, and seek justice. You are even starting to accept your compassionately quirky ways. But what you don’t understand is how to communicate with other humans. How to manage in your workplace. Where to find friends. How to find a suitable partner. How to be authentic. How to live at 95 mph when everyone around you is running at 35 mph.

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  • The Power of Positive Mindset on Executive Functions - Marydee Sklar

    Years of being late, living with piles everywhere and not meeting commitments or deadlines takes its toll. I see this on a daily basis with my clients. They arrive with experiences of failure etched on their faces. Some hold their bodies in a withdrawn position, as if they are trying to hide. Some nervously giggle and make jokes about how they can’t get their lives together. Sometimes they just stare at the table, awash in shame and guilt. Adolescents can be guarded with a bravado of defiance. And a few have sat down and burst unto tears. They are all living with so much pain.

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  • Perfectionism and Giftedness - TSD Presentation

    How can you parent your perfectionist child? Learn more about perfectionism and a few tips and techniques.

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  • Perfectionism with Lisa Van Gemert

    Listeners will love Lisa’s Parent Footprint moment story at the end of the interview about her youngest son imitating her one day at home. This innocent playing led Lisa to an epiphany because she heard herself sounding like a teacher (which she was at the time) and not a parent. This life lesson shows us we sometimes don’t know how we sound to others – especially our children.

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  • Forget STEM, We Need MESH

    I would suggest a renewed focus on MESH education, which stands for Media Literacy, Ethics, Sociology, and History. Because if these are not given equal attention, we could end up with incredibly bright and technically proficient people who lack all capacity for democratic citizenship.

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  • Banish boredom from school for your gifted child

    It's not the typical backseat of the car are we there yet, sit through your sister's ballet recital, wait in line with mom at the grocery store boredom. That seems normal, although not without the requisite whining and complaints. No, this is something new. Most gifted children have spent preschool and kindergarten indulging their creativity, following their muse, exploring whatever piqued their interest. But then real school starts.

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  • Caracteristicas y Retos - Portal para padres sobre Altas Capacidades Intelectuales

    Entrevista a una Psicologa Peruana sobre los niños dotados. Temas: Asincronía, bajo rendimiento, caracteristicas de los niños de alta capacidad (13 min)

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  • 3 Ways Parents Shape Their Kids' Emotional Intelligence Without Realizing It - Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

    You teach your children to express their emotions by skillfully expressing yours.

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  • A Gifted Child Checklist for Teachers {Shareable Presentation} - Crushing Tall Poppies

    In a positive way, I wanted to address the need for all educators to understand and recognize the traits and needs of our gifted children. I built this presentation of my series of posts for "A Gifted Child Checklist for Teachers". The presentation is public and can be used, shared and printed.

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  • Alta sensibilidad y depredadores emocionales - Sonia M. Blanco

    Habitualmente hago alusión a que la sensibilidad emocional no implica en absoluto debilidad. Esta idea no siempre es fácil de comprender, puesto que cuando pensamos en sensaciones de índole negativa no somos capaces de encontrarles el punto de fortaleza por ningún lado. Es lógico... cuando el sentimiento es tan intenso, se puede generar sensación de debilidad.

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  • Altas capacidades: Frustratcion vs resiliencia - Sonia M. Blanco

    Uno de los temas que quizá más nos suele preocupar son las reacciones ante frustración cuando no se consigue el objetivo planeado, íntimamente relacionado con esa sobreexcitabilidad común en la mayoría de las personas superdotadas. Sin embargo, aunque la reacción emocional de carácter no tan positivo sea muy intensa, esto no necesariamente ha de implicar que no lleguen a saber responder de la manera adecuada. Démosles tiempo y de manera especial.... apoyo y confianza.

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  • Caracteristicas- Portal para padres sobre Altas Capacidades Intelectuales

    ¿Cómo son los niños de alta capacidad? Un perfil aproximado

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  • Common Characteristics of Gifted Youth - Dr. Dan Peters

    Gifted youth come in all shapes and sizes." Dr. Dan Peters of the Summit Center reviews some common characteristics of gifted children and teens. Parents and educators may find this helpful in understanding and working with gifted children.

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  • Do schools kill creativity? - Sir Ken Robinson

    Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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  • Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that? - Brian Goldman

    Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine's culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.

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  • Don't eat the marshmallow ... yet. - Joachim de Posada

    In this short talk from TED U, Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification -- and how it can predict future success. With priceless video of kids trying their hardest not to eat the marshmallow.

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