Parental influence on children's talent development: A case study with three Chinese American families

Hong Yan Echo WU

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Abstract

This paper explores the influence of parenting beliefs and practices on children's talent development through a specific perspective of several Chinese American families with gifted children. In-depth interviews were employed to collect data from the parents, and research questions focused on the daily practice of parenting and parents' beliefs concerning how to nurture high achievement among children. Findings of this study include evidence of a sense of responsibility for parenting, a high level of confidence over their children's future, and a mixed strategy of parenting that combines traditional Chinese parental expectations with an adopted Western notion of respect for a child's own decision making. Copyright © 2008 Prufrock Press Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-129
JournalJournal for the Education of the Gifted
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

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Wu, E. H. (2008). Parental influence on children's talent development: A case study with three Chinese American families. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 32(1), 100-129.

Keywords

  • Academic achievement
  • Evaluation
  • Child rearing
  • Chinese American families
  • Education
  • Parent participation
  • Gifted children
  • Nurturing behavior in children
  • Parental influences
  • Parenthood
  • Parenting