Resources for Parents of Gifted Children

Resources for Parents of Gifted Children
As one writer puts it, "Parenting a gifted child is like living in a theme park full of thrill rides..." Fasten your seat belt and let's go for a ride.
This is a companion article to Schools for Gifted Children. There are a host of resources available to you on the Internet to help inform you about gifted children and how to educate them. As you sift through all this information, remember that your child is unique.

Because you are his parent, you must follow your own instincts about how to nurture and educate him. It is entirely possible that no one program or school setting will satisfy his needs and requirements. If you approach educating your gifted child as your responsibility and not somebody else's responsibility, then you will take ownership of your child's education. At that point schools and enrichment programs are adjuncts to what you are providing.

Parenting a gifted child is an enormous responsibility. As the authors of Helping Gifted Children Soar state so succinctly:  "Parenting a gifted child is like living in a theme park full of thrill rides..."

National Association For Gifted Children
This umbrella organization offers a vast array of resources and information. If you are looking for enrichment programs for vacations and breaks in the school year, check out their Resources Directory.

IQ Tests and Evaluations

Sites About Gifted Children

Books

  • Gifted Children: A Guide for Parents And Professionals
    ISBN: 978-1843104391
  • The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child
    ISBN: 978-1575421117
  • Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
    ISBN: 978-0910707411
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