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Parents, Kids, and Pianos


by Robin Schader — January 08, 2009

How to help a talented child? Parents can be “opportunity makers” who contribute productively to a child’s growth, enjoyment, and achievement. Effective parenting and teaching requires “action research” that draws on the best available empirical knowledge and balances it with the personal experiences and needs of individual children and families. Practically speaking, this means regularly making time to discuss what’s working and what isn’t, and modifying activities accordingly.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 08, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15476, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 11:31:14 PM

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  • Robin Schader
    University of Connecticut
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    ROBIN SCHADER received her Ph.D. in Gifted and Talented Education from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut where she is currently an assistant research professor. Her work and research focuses on talent development, particularly with respect to the role of parents, and matching educational programs to students’ interests and needs. In addition, she serves as the parent resource specialist for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), which has just published “The Mile Marker Series,” a CD-ROM of the most up-to-date resources for parents of high ability children.
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