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Video: Making the Most of Your Child's Gifts

Is your child gifted? How do you know, and how do you nurture it?

Q&A with Dr. Nancy Hertzog, director, Robinson Center for Young Scholars, University of Washington

Does your child grab onto new learning experiences with gusto, wanting to learn more? Do his interests run deep? Does she seem to be academically ahead of her peers?

An expert in gifited education describes how to nurture your child's natural gifts and enhance his or her learning potential, while ensuring s/he receives age-apppropriate social and emotional support.

Topics covered in this video include:

  • How to tell if your child is gifted
  • The difference between early exposure and potential
  • The pitfalls of labeling
  • The best ways to support twice-exceptional children
  • The most important question parents can ask their child's teacher



About Nancy Hertzog 

Dr. Nancy Hertzog is a professor of Educational Psychology and the Director of the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on curricular practices and policies in the field of gifted education.


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