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"Parenting..." Webb, Meckstroth and Tolan, Guiding
the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers
March 26, 2019
Effects of Sibling Competition by Sylvia Rimm
- Sometimes, second or third children feel inadequate by comparison to a
first sibling and thus search for different areas of expertise. Parents
often reinforce those differences because they want to encourage self-esteem
in each child and also fear that the second or third child may not be as
skilled as the first child. That process often results in parents labeling
and Nongifted Siblings by Nancy M. Robinson
- We expected to find that the nongifted siblings were more anxious and
depressed, that they were poorer students (relative to their ability), and
that they thought less well of themselves... To our surprise, in each
group there were children whose adjustment and relationships were far from
perfect, but where there were differences between the children, it turned
out to be an asset to have a gifted brother or sister...
In The Asynchronous Family
by Kathi Kearney
- From asynchrony within the gifted child to asynchrony in the family to
asynchrony in the larger society, from the "early empty nest"
syndrome to schooling and other bureaucracies, a great summary of life with
the gifted child!
And the follow up to the "Life with Max" article quoted in Kathi's article, More Life with Max by Patti Estes
- Siblings of Children with Disabilities
- Gifted children may also have siblings with disabilities, or siblings who
are Twice Exceptional, that is gifted
and learning disabled . How are children affected by having a brother
or sister with a disability? What support can be provided to siblings of
students with disabilities? This digest offers answers and
for Reducing Sibling Rivalry by Sylvia Rimm
- Sibling rivalry is not likely to ever be eliminated, nor should it be;
Don't try to mediate or determine which child is to blame; Try to build
positive and cooperative relationships...
Gifted - Siblings of Twice-exceptional children by Meredith Warshaw
- It can seem unfair to a child when parents have different expectations for
different children. There are no easy answers. One thing that sometimes
helps is for parents to explain that that they expect the same amount of
difficulty for each child where difficulty is measured by how difficult
something is for the child...