Parents of gifted kids tend to be information junkies.
We want to know everything we can about how our kids think and how we can help them.
These resources are just a few suggestions for launching places. You could get an unofficial Ph.D. in giftedness if you read everything that was available (and maybe you want to!). If what you want is to know the fundamentals, this is where to start.
Check out the Books!
I wrote a book on perfectionism that won a big ol’ award. I like it because everyone who reads it tells me that they got tips they could really use from it. It’s a good one, promise. I keep the Kindle version super cheap, so everyone can grab it who wants it!
The book Ian and I wrote about Depth & Compexity is a game-changer (and we aren’t even the ones who called it that! It’s for teachers, so if you’re a teacher or if you want a great gift for a teacher, grab a copy!
OTHER BOOKS TO CHECK OUT
More for Parents
This page at the website of the Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented shares information from the Parent Division of TAGT, which has a nice list of resources.
Check out the movies suggestions with movies for and about gifted kids. You don’t even have to feel guilty about vegging and watching them. Call it research!
If you have (and can prove it) a profoundly gifted child, then the Davidson Institute is a great resource for you.
The MensaforKids site has parent resources (including my award-winning lesson plans that can be done without a teacher at home or at school), so check that out.
The National Association for Gifted Children and SENG (Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted) are two must-belong organizations. SENG doesn’t have a typical membership structure, but you can join local parent groups.
If you’re homeschooling or have a child interested in the brain, check out Eric Chudler’s wonderful neuroscienceforkids website. It’s as amazing as he is!
Questions? Ideas? Just wanna connect?
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I hope to meet you again, even if it’s just virtually.