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Risk Taking / Risk Makingby Gina Medford
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<div>"48 Essential links for Parents of Gifted Children" </div><div>This website contains helpful links to trusted sources that offer great "advice, information, and support" for parents of gifted children. For more tips and helpful websites please view the Powerpoint found on the thinglink main image. </div><div><br></div> oedb.org
<div>"Gifted Children are not Little Adults" Gifted children often have a difficult time just being a kid taking kid sized risks. They often gravitate towards adults and older children because they find them more intellectually challenging. Careful attention needs to made with these children to ensure they are taking risks appropriate for their social, emotional, and/or intellectual age.</div> safeshare.tv Gifted children have unique needs. SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) understands these needs. Gifted children can be
<div>"Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children" </div><div>People who interact with gifted children forget that there is often a lag in judgment. Meaning their intellectual age can be far above their social and emotional age. This lag in judgment needs to be considered when assisting children with the dynamics of risk.</div><div><br></div> safeshare.tv SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) recognized very early that gifted children's developmental path was atypical from other children. Asynchronous development is that state of being
<div>"Risk Taking / Risk Making"</div><div>What is the difference between <b>risk taking</b> or <b>risk making</b>? </div><div>Why is it important to identify the difference between the two when we try to help a gifted child accept new challenges? </div><div>This article will help you understand the dynamics of risks, and give you some tips to help familiarize the gifted child to the world of imperfection. </div><div><br></div> sengifted.org
<div>(Blog) Are you teaching kids to be risk taker or risk makers? Explore this blog to discover more about how to interact with gifted kids in regards to risk taking and risk making.</div> ramblingsofagiftedteacher.wordpress.com
<div>"Life Lessons for the Gifted" This article does an excellent job of discussing how to help children learn from failures and become more resilient. As the article states "The experience of failure itself is not helpful. What matters is what the child learns from it." Read to find out more about how to help a gifted child cope and learn when things do not always have a perfect result. </div> giftedchallenges.blogspot.com
<div>Think about ...</div><div>"I was a very public failure… I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life."</div><div>Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech</div>
<div>Think about ...</div><div>"You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default."</div><div>J.K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Speech</div>
<div>This video shows famous people who failed first but continued to be Risk Makers. Gifted children need to continuously be exposed to successful people in all walks of life who persevered through multiple failures. </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div> safeshare.tv YouTube for Kids. SafeShare is the perfect tool for sharing YouTube videos with kids in a safe environment.
<div>Children need to understand the </div><div>benefits of being a risk taker or risk maker so they can continue on the path of exploration of the world around them.</div><div><br></div>
<div>Often times children, especially gifted children, perceive failure as only negative when many times failure is what they need to grow and truly succeed.</div>
<div>Gifted children need to understand that taking risks is a huge part of life and it is through risk that we often learn the most. </div>
<div>Through careful coaching and constant conversations, gifted children can learn their perception of success and failure can be a critical component.</div>
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