Thursday, January 6, 2011

Recognizing Gifted Children - Programs To Help Parents And Educators


Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Sung by: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole


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There are so many of our children throughout the world
that have been denied a more advanced education than 
their age would indicate.

Some statistics indicate some 40% of Gifted Children are actually
underachievers.

As Gifted Children need a higher level of intellectual stimulation...
both in rate and in depth...
many shut down to keep frustration at manageable levels...
or to not stand out in front of their peers...
as they simply wish to fit in with the crowd.


Alex is a Young Scholar through the Davidson Institute.


His Mother had put forth a portfolio of I.Q. test...
performance and achievement results when he was in the 3rd grade.

He was accepted a short while later.

Through them...
we had acquired more information and contacts...
to be able to meet his further higher educational needs.

Through the above link...
further links giving valuable
information for the parents and educators...
of Gifted Children
shall be at hand.

The first step is in the identification of Gifted Children...
this is where we are failing so many of them.
Many are never identified.

The link also goes into various ways to guide the Gifted Child.

Of special note is the Educator's Guild.

Should you think your child is Gifted...
you may want to pass this link on to your child's teacher.

It helps the teacher better identify and help her students.

Listed on the site are some of the criteria for acceptance into the 
Davidson Young Scholar Program.

Being identified as a Gifted Child will allow you to better guide 
your child to achieving his maximum potential.

It has nothing to do with elitism.

It has everything to do with
opening doors of opportunity
and paths of exploration
to a better future.

The only reason we had taken Alex out of school to homeschool
was that...although they were very accommodating...
they were not able to keep up with his rate of learning
and to his level of understanding.

We had always home schooled Alex
after school each day...
however...
it got to the point of diminishing returns
as his time spent at school was time that
he could have spent on much more advanced courses.

Since Home Schooling Alex...
each day is spent on learning at his rate and level.

It all started with the identification of his level of Giftedness.


There is a large amount of information available...
it takes but a few moments to start your search....
but provides a lifetime of happiness to you and your child.

While this particular link is guided towards the
  identification and advancement
of Gifted Children...

many of my other articles apply to all children.

I think that most children can be far more advanced
than their level in school...
just through proper parental guidance
throughout their lives...
as previously discussed in my earlier articles.


My Wife...

Alex's Chief Instructor...

a woman of great maternal instinct...
the key to his greatly accelerated intellectual levels...
initiated his path to a better future
through her constant vigilance of his


Health and Safety...
Intellectual and Emotional rate of learning...

by thoroughly researching all of the available
information on each topic...

consistently applying what she had learned...
by dedicating herself to her young cub...

his growth and happiness coming
first and foremost...
 which led to her guiding
 Alex
to ever growing levels...
  

without regret...
without fail.


It was the deep love of her child
that had given her
her resulting drive...
her perseverance...
her patience...
to utilize applied intelligence
to find that efficient path
to true learning.

For her

her cub...
our son

Alex

is the most important being on the planet
and so...
she naturally does
that which is needed
to ensure his ultimate happiness
in life.

There is no task...
no amount of frustration
too large.

She is the

Tigress...

willing to sacrifice anything
for her cubs.

She is a true

Internal Warrior


For the Mothers out there...

through your research...
applied intelligence...
consistent application...
of...

Love...

Affection...

Positive Reinforcement

and solid guidance
of your young cubs...
so long as they reside in your den...
you too...
shall be a...

Tigress...

an Internal Warrior.


Your daughters shall learn to be...
Tigresses.

Your sons shall learn to be...
Tigers.

True happiness...
shall then lie within their grasp...
and so...
your's.














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