Gifted & Talented

Parenting 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."

Internet Resources

If you are searching the Internet for additional information, some keywords to consider: "gifted child", "gifted education", "special education + gifted."

David C. Baird's Gifted Children Website
Developed 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 resources.

GT World
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.

Hoagies' 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.

Kinderstart Search Engine
This search engine will provide many links to quality gifted sites.

Library Resources

Library 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 need or visit your library online at


Bringing 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."

The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: For Ages 10 & Under by Judy Galbraith.
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.

Helping 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.

The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up For Your Gifted Child by Sally Yahnke Walker.
Provides help in figuring out how to best help your gifted child emotionally and educationally.

When 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.


Gifted Child Quarterly ( is a periodical with many articles that address the interests and concerns of parents.

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