Resources for Parents
We don’t have to tell you that educating a gifted child—let alone keeping up with one—requires energy, creativity, and an ongoing search for resources and ideas. Our faculty and parents have found the
following resources to be useful.
- A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children
by James T. Webb, Ph.D.
- The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
by Josh Waitzkin
- Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults
by Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
- Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
by Martin Seligman, Ph.D.
- Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul: 101 Stories of Courage, Hope and Laughter
edited by Jack Canfield
- How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger
by Elizabeth Verdick (Author of How Do You Know When You're Angry?)
- Last One Picked, First One Picked On
by Richard Lavoie
- Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
by Rachel Simmons
- Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence
by Rosalind Wiseman
- Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness (Revised Edition)
by Barbara A. Kerr, Ph.D.
- In Defense of Teasing - "The New York Times Magazine" by Dacher Keltner.
- The Fringe Benefits of Failure TedTalk by JK Rowling
Websites for Parents and Highly Capable Children
- The Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars
- The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
- TIP - Duke University Talent Identification Program
- Renzulli Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
- Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
- WCGTC - World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
- ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
- Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
- Davidson Institute for Talent Development
- NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children
- Gifted Development Center - a service of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development
- SENG - Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
- A Better Chance - Recruiting, identifying, and developing leaders among young people of color.
- Palmer Learning - David Palmer, I.Q. Testing and Interpretation Specialialist
Anxiety and Perfectionism
- Kids and Anxiety (video) - Healthbeat
- Anna Quindlen Commencement Speech - 1999 Mount Holyoke Female Seminary
- What’s Wrong with Perfect? - by Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D.
- Pitfalls of Perfectionism - "Psychology Today" by Hara Estroff Marano
- Letting Go of Being Perfect (video) - Christine Carter
- Teaching girls bravery, not perfection (video) - Reshma Saujani
Social Skills and Success Principles
Introversion, Sensitivity, and Development
- Introversion: The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted - by Jill D. Burruss published in the Virginia Association for the Gifted Newsletter. Fall 1999
- The “Me” Behind the Mask: Intellectually Gifted Students and the Search for Identity - by Miraca U. M. Gross published in the From Roeper Review, February 1998
- Sensitivity: A Double Edge Sword for the Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Child - Alan L. Edmunds published in the Roeper Review, Winter 2005
- SENG: Tips for Parents: Introverts - by Sharon Lind
- Quiet Revolution: Unlocking the Power of Introverts