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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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SILVA, Paulo Vinícius Carvalho  and  FLEITH, Denise de Souza. Family influence on the development of giftedness. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.2, pp. 337-346. ISSN 1413-8557.

Many studies point out the importance of the family to the manifestation, development and recognition of giftedness. The development of gifted behaviors impose new challenges and demands to the gifted individuals themselves and their relatives, who in certain occasions do not have enough knowledge to assist these individuals. Hence, the main objective of this study is to critically synthesize and analyze the investigations conducted on the relationship between the gifted and his/her family in the areas related to sports, music, arts and academic studies.. They reveal a great variety of parental practices and family characteristics associated to the development of gifted behaviors. The critical analysis of the articles examined may suggest the conduction of further studies on the participation of the family in the process of talent development. In addition, elucidations raised with this article may assist the elaboration and implementation of programs to assist gifted individuals and their families.

Keywords : Gifted; Family; Development.

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