Welcome to the Parent Resources page, an annotated list of online resources selected for their relevance to parents of gifted children. Publications selected are written specifically for parents or for both parents and teachers. The NAGC and NRC/GT links go directly to the parent sections of those sites.
Publications for parents
Duke Gifted Letter (quarterly, free online or via email subscription) -articles for parents in search of guidance in raising and educating their gifted child.
Gifted Child Today (quarterly, $40/year subscription; available in full-text in the Gale databases subscribed to by Virginia’s public libraries and the MLWGS library) – offers timely information about teaching and parenting gifted and talented children, including information about raising a gifted child, how to tell if your child is gifted, and effective strategies for parenting a gifted child. Sample articles available from the web site.
Parenting for High Potential (quarterly, for members of NAGC)
Resource sites for parents
GT Cybersource – from the Davidson Institute – article database, suggested web resources, and state policy information.
Hoagies’ Gifted Guide for Parents – resources compiled by Carolyn K., a gifted education advocate and speaker, and an active member of SENG. Because the site is supported by donations, the links to provide various types of support can be distracting.
Parenting Gifted Children – from Prufrock Press, publisher of Gifted Child Today – information, links, upcoming events, and blogs for parents of gifted children. Both related blogs offer RSS feeds to help keep you up-to-date. To learn more about RSS feeds and how to manage them, see the Customizing news streams tutorial on the library research wiki.
Parenting TIPs about Gifted – from Duke’s Talent Identification Program.
Council for Exceptional Children – largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Their main site is most useful for news updates. Try their TAG (The Association for the Gifted) page for information focused on gifted education.
National Association for Gifted Children: Parents (NAGC) – invests all of its resources to train teachers, encourage parents and educate administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children and what’s at stake if high-potential learners are not challenged and encouraged. See their News Room links for gifted education in the news and legislative updates.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) – dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities.
Virginia Association for the Gifted – organization of parents, educators, and community leaders who advocate for appropriate instruction for all gifted learners.
Centers for research with parent resource pages
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) – sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education, the NRC/GT investigates, develops, and disseminates new methods for identifying and teaching gifted students. It is run collaboratively with UVA and Yale, and located at UCONN.
Slideshow from PTSA workshop on Dec. 2, 2008