Archive for February, 2016
Making the transition from a public school to a private academy middle school can be a positive process for gifted children; smaller class sizes and more flexibility in the pace of instruction can allow gifted children the chance to excel.
Although many gifted children — typically defined as intellectually advanced in relation to their peers, or as having an IQ higher than 130 — are self-motivated learners, their grades may not reflect their potential. The process by which a gifted student becomes an “underachiever” is reversible, but parents and schools must understand the pressures that can come along with intellectual giftedness.
One of the most common problems that an under-performing gifted student must face is internal pressure. Although parents may indicate nothing but pride at their
When it comes to our children’s education, there can simply be no settling for second best. Any parent will tell you — a child’s mind is like a sponge, and they take in the world around them at a staggering pace. The more there is a for a child to experience and learn, the better they will develop. This is supported by virtually all available data, and you’ve probably noticed it on your own. Children emulate the world around them! It is therefore imperative to make sure that their environment is as healthy, productive, and purpose-fit to help their minds development as possibly can be.
A study conducted recently of over 14,162 children found that kindergartners who attended preschool or child-care centers with academic curriculum recorded higher pre-reading and math scores than students who did not att
Entrusting someone to take care of your child all day while you are at work is terrifying and stressful. Your child is probably the single-most important part of your life, putting the center of your entire world in the hands of another person is nerve-wracking.
On the other hand, there are a lot of benefits to putting your child in an affordable child care class that participates in accredited early learning programs. These types of programs provide a child with independence, soci
Over the past few years, there have been unfounded studies that link autism to vaccinations, prenatal vitamins, and other factors. If nothing else, these studies serve to show how little we really know about autism and related disorders. A growing community geared towards autism awareness is helping to shed light and form support groups for those with special needs; this is the first step towards eliminating ignorance and creating a kinder, more understanding world for those with special needs.
Autism is a mental disorder that resulted in impaired cognitive development and difficulty with social interactions — autism comes in many different forms with every case as unique as the individuals themselves. Autism actually belongs to a family of related disorders referred