a gifted child offers unique challenges. Parents may need information
on how to satisfy their child's emotional and educational needs,
as well as get support for themselves. The following resources
can help you find out about the latest research on parenting
and educating your children. You'll find people "just like
you" with children "just like yours."
you are searching the Internet for additional information, some
keywords to consider: "gifted child", "gifted
education", "special education + gifted."
C. Baird's Gifted Children Website
by teacher David Baird and librarian Janet Pilby, this comprehensive
website gives parents an undertanding of gifted children and
education as well as programs and activites, and links to other
This is an on-line support community for parents of gifted and
talented children. It has a definitions list to help in becoming
familiar with the educational and psychological jargon.
Gifted Education Page
On this site you can find the latest research on parenting and
educating gifted children, plus the best Internet and print
resources to be found on the subject.
This search engine will provide many links to quality gifted
books may be located in either the Children's or Adult area
classified under Dewey numbers 155.45 (gifted children) or 371.95
(education). Magazine and newspaper articles in your local library's
database collection offer up-to-date information. Your local
librarian will be happy to help you locate the materials you
visit your library online at www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html
Out the Best: A Resource Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children
by Jacquelyn Saunders.
Covers the basics in identifying, supporting,
and advocating for gifted and talented children.
The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook by Judy Galbraith.
Examines issues that are of concern for young
people who have been labeled "gifted."
Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: For Ages 10 & Under by Judy
Explains how gifted and talented students can
make the best use of their educational opportunities, get along
better with parents and friends, and better understand themselves.
Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
by Carol Strip.
Covers the physical, social, intellectual, and
emotional aspects of the gifted child.
Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand,
Live With, and Stick Up For Your Gifted Child by Sally Yahnke
Provides help in figuring out how to best help
your gifted child emotionally and educationally.
Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet their Social
and Emotional Needs by James Delisle.
Explains how gifted kids are identified and how
educators and parents might improve the identification process.
Also deals with the emotional aspects that gifted students face.
Child Quarterly (www.nagc.org)
is a periodical with many articles that address
the interests and concerns of parents.