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. Each year, a Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted Children (SENG) Group, led by our school counselor, meets on a weekly basis and is a safe space for parents to discuss their experiences and insights.
Our faculty and parents have also found the following resources to be useful:
- Recommended Reading and Viewing
- Identifying and Educating Gifted Students of Color
- Websites for Parents of Highly Capable Children
- Anxiety and Perfectionism
- Introversion, Sensitivity, and Development
- Social Skills and Success Principles
- "Characteristics of Gifted Children"
- "Common Myths about Giftedness"
- "Benefits of a K-8 School for the Middle School Student"
- 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
- "Segregation and the Underrepresentation of Black and Hispanics in Gifted Education" by Donna Y. Ford
- "Integrating Multicultural and Gifted Education: A Curricular Framework" by Donna Y. Ford, James L. Moore III, Deborah A. Harmon
- "Ignorance or Indifference: Seeking Excellence and Equity for Underrepresented Students of Color in Gifted Education" by Brian L. Wright, Donna Y. Ford, Jemimah L. Young
- "Discretion and Disproportionality: Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted Programs" by Jason A. Grissom and Christopher Redding
Bright, Talented, and Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners by Joy Lawson Davis, Ed.D.
Gifted Children of Color Around the World: Diverse Needs, Exemplary Practices, and Directions for the Future by Joy Lawson Davis and James L. Moore III
- 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
- 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 Specialist
- 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
- 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
- Quiet Revolution: Unlocking the Power of Introverts