Resources for parenting gifted children

Once you begin to look, there are many wonderful resources for educating and understanding gifted children and their intense intellectual and emotional needs. Here are a few places to help you get started:


NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children)

Serves as a clearinghouse for gifted-related issues for parents and educators. Holds a national conference in different cities each year.


SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted)

A national nonprofit focusing on social and emotional issues that tend to affect high-IQ children and adults. Support/study groups are available in Utah. Also holds a yearly national conference.


UAGC (Utah Association for Gifted Children)

The statewide gifted issues group for parents, teachers and administrators. They produce a newsletter and hold a yearly conference, usually somewhere along the Wasatch Front.


The New York Times Magazine Education Issue

What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?

Why our children’s success—and happiness—may depend less on perfect performance than on learning how to deal with failure. Includes links to other thought-provoking issues in education.


Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary

The center has long led the way in gifted curricula development, some of which are used in the Hawthorne ELP. Summer enrichment programs are held on campus, should you be planning an East Coast trip. 


Davidson Institute

A nonprofit organization based in Reno, NV, dedicated to educating profoundly gifted children. The institute operates the Davidson Academy in Reno as well as the Davidson Young Scholars program.  


Free Spirit Publishing

Publishes a wide array of books, audio tapes, etc., on childhood-related issues, including gifted and talented education.


Great Potential Press

Publishes material specifically targeting gifted education and social/emotional issues as well as biographies of gifted individuals. Includes materials relating to twice-exceptional children and learning disabilities.


Hoagies Gifted Education Page

By parents and for parents, this site includes research and gifted materials as well chat rooms and other ways to connect with parents who share your concerns and enthusism.



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