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Parenting Gifted Kids on a Budget

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Push your child to fight for a cause—it's a free way to build life skills and help out the community. “They often have a great sense of humor as well as a great sense of fairness,” says Barbara Swicord, the executive director of the National Society for the Talented and Gifted. If he’s interested in biology, have him volunteer at your local animal shelter. A child who wants to be a doctor can help at a hospital, and an aspiring chemist can help at a science center.