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Giftedness - Parent Perspectives

2 parents of middle/ high school children and one young adult will share their experiences and tips that will be useful to other parents/ educators.

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Giftedness - Parent Perspectives

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18 Feb, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm IST

Zoom

About the Event

He wouldn't view the world as he was taught but how he thought made more sense to him logically. Since, he would never buy just any idea sold to him, we always faced some resistance towards him from various people/institutions.

For example, in preschool, my son was asked to draw the milky way, showing the earth too. He said, “How can I draw this mama? The earth will not even be a dot compared to the milky way”

- Parent of a gifted child, who is 13 years old now

The teacher did not understand my child and made fun of him in front of the class, and other children also started making fun of him. He is a loner and could never get the company he could interact with. As he speaks his mind, and others may not understand what he says, it has been difficult for him to fit in.

- Parent of a gifted child, who is 17 years old now

Join a conversation with these 2 parents and a young adult to understand the world of the gifted student and parent.

Being the parent of a gifted child can be both joyous and difficult. Keeping the child sufficiently challenged and engaged is a common issue. Sometimes fitting in socially and finding the right peer group can be a challenge. Often, parents do not even know whom to approach for guidance as gifted students are few and far apart, and schools are often not equipped to address the needs of such students.

The parents will talk about the signs of exceptional talent they noticed, whom they approached for help, mentors and out-of-school experiences they found useful, and other challenges they faced. Participants (both parents and educators) are also encouraged to share their experiences during this session.

The session will be moderated by Vishnu Agnihotri, co-founder of GenWise, who has been working with gifted students since 2015. 

Please note that a maximum of 100 participants will be admitted into the zoom session on a first come, first admitted basis. If you are unable to enter the zoom session, you can participate in the session through live stream on the Gifted India Network Facebook Page.

Join the Gifted India Network telegram channel for updates about talks, programs and resources about developing your child's talent. 

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