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Parenting gifted children, from toddlers to teens

As a parent of a gifted child, my child has had many teachers, good and bad.

But raising a strong, resilient gifted child needs more than that. A child needs a stimulating, supportive environment to grow, learn, develop and eventually, lead. Yes, all children need this, but I think ours, with the capacity to be future leaders of the next generation, need it even more.

And as parents - we need to learn and share with each other. I


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  • Jul 24 2013: Yes, Mensa is a great resource, and there are so many other good resources (and thank you all for sharing)

    But what I would really like to see a place where I can begin to understand what the 21st century skills are - beyond what the schools are currently teaching - what kind of jobs will our children have in the next 20, 30 or 40 years.
    • Jul 26 2013: Books. All the best ideas are carefully worked out, explained and deconstructed in books. When a child reads a book they are being tutored by the author. In this way it is very inexpensive and convenient to get your child the best tutors in the world.

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