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National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) -Parent Tip Sheets


  • Self Advocacy: Students need to know how to speak up for themselves to find the right opportunities to fit their needs. 

  • Advocating for Gifted Services: Steps to take when your school doesn't have effective gifted programs and services. 

  • Classroom Advocacy: Working collaboratively with the teacher will be important to your child's success in school.


  • Nurturing Creativity: Supporting your child's creativity often depends on those at home. 

  • The Arts: Build critical and creative thinking and expression through the arts. 


Giftedness in the Classroom

  • Assessments: Why, when, and how do you have your child tested for gifted identification? 

  • Enrichment: Experiences in after-school activities may be the most important of the day. 

  • Nurturing Gifted African American Children: African American children may exhibit giftedness differently than others and need some different types of support. 

  • Acceleration: A proven strategy to ensure the level and pace of your child's academic needs are met. 

Social Emotional Development

  • Perfectionism: Help your child avoid unhealthy perfectionism which can can cause excessive stress and anxiety. 

  • Grandparenting and Intergenerational Connections: The important role of grandparents and special people in nurturing and supporting gifted children. 

  • Making Friends: Friendships might be more related to mental age than chronological age. 

  • COVID 19 Espanol: Durante esta pandemia, ellos pueden experimentar emociones intensas como ansiedad, en especial si presentan doble excepcionalidad o si bajo circunstancias normales suelen reaccionar con intensidad. 

  • COVID 19 English: Your gifted child might need help dealing with the disruption, anxiety, and sadness due to COVID-19. 

  • Asynchronous Development: Gifted children can develop at an uneven rate, confusing parents, friends, and teachers. 

  • Cyberbullying Gifted Children: Learn how to recognize and combat cyberbullying. 

  • Finding a Mental Health Professional: How do you find a counselor, psychologist, or therapist for your gifted child? 

  • Managing Grief and Anxiety During COVID 19: Gifted children may be grieving loss or illness of loved ones, missed milestones, or feelings of helplessness. No matter the cause, children's grief and anxiety should be respected and taken seriously. 

  • Bullying: Recognize warning signs and provide support for children who are being bullied. 

Traits, Attributes and Characteristics of Gifted Students (ideas to consider)