By Casey Watson
Bestselling writer and instructor Casey Watson stocks the scary actual tale of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old lady with a deeply stunning mystery she’s too younger to even understand.
When Casey first meets Kiera, a small moderate lady who’s simply lashed out at a fellow student in meeting, she instantly senses something’s fallacious. anything in Kiera’s eyes signals Casey that this is often an “old head on younger shoulders”, and with Kiera’s consistent tiredness and self-soothing behavior of pulling her hair out, she follows her intuition and takes Kiera below her wing.
At first the reply turns out uncomplicated adequate; Kiera’s mom and dad aren’t jointly and so they don’t get on, which makes existence not easy for Kiera as she’s so as regards to her dad. yet because the weeks roll on, Casey starts off to appreciate that there’s whatever a lot darker occurring at the back of closed doorways. And while she ultimately learns the reality, she’s terrified she won’t be capable of retailer Kiera from it.
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Among a group of young adolescents who are equally intelligent and promising, some are much more successful than others at forging ahead. A major reason is simply that some of these young people spend much more time than others at their studies. They engage in training and rehearsing activities more frequently, and they are more successful at concentrating on the 26 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HIGH ABILITIES learning activities that lead to competence. In other words, some adolescents are simply better than others at getting on with the job of learning.
The parents are a child's first guides to an initially unfamiliar world. Most parents spend a great deal of time in various activities that have the effect of passing on to the child a knowledge of the culture into which he or she is born. The precise form of that knowledge, and the way it is communicated, will vary enormously from culture to culture, but in one way or another parents and others act in ways that serve to pass on to the child an awareness of important cultural elements. These include information and activities of various kinds, in the form of customs, conventions, religious beliefs, and ways of behaving in a variety of situations.
A Stolen Childhood: A Dark Past, a Terrible Secret, a Girl Without a Future by Casey Watson