Whispers of a “MOTHER”: our Reflections on Guiding the Gifted and Talented

Wai Ming Cheung, Hector W.H. Tsang (Corresponding Author)

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As education and rehabilitation researchers but laymen as parents of a gifted child, the authors put forward the “MOTHER” approach, a simplified version of Silverman's model (1993), and suggest strategies that may be used by parents of gifted children to guide their talented and gifted children. The intervention strategies include mentorship, opportunities, integrity, high state of moral development, emotional intelligence development, and responsibility. Illustrations of these strategies were made with reference to their own 7 year old son. Integration of the model with Chinese philosophy is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-309
Number of pages8
JournalGifted Education International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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