• Supporting Your Gifted Child

    • ​Nurture your child's strengths and interests.
    • Share the adventure of learning something new with your child.
    • Recognize and model making mistakes as an opportunity to learn, not a mark of failure.
    • Encourage safe risk-taking.
    • Help set priorities.
    • Seek positive peer connections. 
    • Avoid over-scheduling.
    • Allow time for reflecting.
    • Pursue unfamiliar learning opportunities.
    • Encourage selective excellence, rather than across-the-board perfection.
    • Keep your sense of humor!


    Communicating with School: A Positive Approach

    • Request a convenient time to speak with your child's teacher.
    • Provide, in writing, your questions and concerns before meeting the teacher.
    • Be willing to compromise and collaborate on behalf of the student's needs.
    • Provide a home perspective to your child's teacher on a regular basis.
    • Keep a file of communications, learning plans and testing data on your child throughout his/her K-12 years.
    • Provide both positive and negative feedback for changes in your child's learning plan, school assignments and learning activities.
    • Always give your child's teacher a second chance to discuss educational issues about your child.
    • Determine reasonable timelines and methods for communicating with your child's teacher.
    • Do not expect your child to provide complete or accurate descriptions of school-day experiences. Communicate directly with your child's teachers if you have questions about what is happening in the classroom.
    • Celebrate excellence both for your child and for those who teach your child.
Last Modified on January 18, 2019