Parents and educators can estimate a child's ability level by comparing that child’s milestones to those of children described in this book.
Personality, Gender, and School Behaviors
Extroversion, being male, and having a sister are a triple whammy for most boys during their school years! Especially for gifted boys who don’t cooperate with parent or teacher goals for them. See why. From his and his parents’ reports, Donald always chose to be with his friends rather than…
How Smart Is My Child?
Using the Ruf Estimates™ of Levels of Gifted Many parents wonder how their children compare to other children. They worry about how to select the best school for their young children and wonder if they will not only learn up to their potential but be happy in their school environment…
Social & Emotional Issues: What Gifted Adults Say About Their Childhoods
by Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D. 2022 I recently attended a school conference that included the school psychologist, principal, classroom teacher, district gifted and talented coordinator, parents of the gifted child, and other interested parties. Five minutes into the discussion I wanted to shout, “I already have a tape recorded copy…
Ruf Estimates of Levels of Giftedness©
Deborah L. Ruf, PhD Introduction Any parent who has more than one child knows that regardless of the way they parent or what they provide for their children, the children are different from one another in many, many ways. Although certain characteristics certainly run in families, the looks, temperaments, abilities, talents and interests of each…
I just completed a longitudinal follow-up study of The 5 Levels of Gifted Children Grown Up.
I just completed a longitudinal follow-up study of The 5 Levels of Gifted Children Grown Up. It will be available July 18, 2023. E.B. Johnson writes about narcissism and parenting and the damages that can be caused. She admits it varies. Let me add another piece to that. My parents…
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Thank you for letting me know this.
Thank you for letting me know this. You might (you will!) be interested in my new book that comes out in mid-July, 2023. It took years to write and it is full of useful information. It is a longitudinal follow-up study to my 5 Levels of Gifted book. It's called "The Five Levels of Gifted Children Grown Up: What They Tell Us."
Deborah Ruf, PhD
This piece jumped out at me because words of "you're too sensitive" turn out to be behind anxiety…
This piece jumped out at me because words of "you're too sensitive" turn out to be behind anxiety for many individuals. My newest book, Five Levels of Gifted Children Grown Up, is a longitudinal case study, twenty years, of the gifted children from the first Levels of Gifted book. Such accusations cut off the confidence and excitement for the victims talents and life while also, in many cases, eventually leading to inner growth and development. The first step is to recognize that there is no such thing as being too sensitive! The book will be available in early May, 2023. It's more than 400 pages, so I hope it will start many people on their paths to healing and becoming their true selves.