Resources for Parents

Books

  • Delisle, James R. and Galbraith, Judy.  When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers.  Free Spirit Publishing, 2002.
  • Delisle, James R. and Galbraith, Judy.  Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children.  Free Spirit Publishing, 2006.
  • Greenspon, Thomas S.  Freeing Our Families From Perfectionism.  Free Spirit Publishing, 2001.
  • Johnson, Nancy L. The Faces of Gifted. Pieces of Learning, 1985.
  • Matthews, Dona J. and Foster, Joanne F.  Being Smart About Gifted Kids: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.  Great Potential Press, 2004.
  • Strip, Carol Ann and Hirsch, Gretchen.  Helping Gifted Children Soar.  A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers. Great Potential Press, 2000.
  • Rogers, Karen.  Reforming Gifted Education.  Great Potential Press, 2002.
  • Walker, Sally Yahnke. The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids. Free Spirit Publishing, 1991.
  • Webb, James T., Meckstroth, Elizabeth A., and Tolan, Stephanie S.  Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers.  Great Potential Press, 1989.

Magazines

  • Gifted Child Today – Prufrock Press, www.prufrock.com, P.O. Box 8813, Waco, TX, 76714-8813, $35 per year, quarterly
  • Parenting for High Potential – National Association for Gifted Children, www.nagc.org, 1707 L Street, N.W. – Suite 550,Washington, DC 20036, benefit available with NAGC membership

Organizations

  • Olentangy Local Schools Academic Boosters
  • Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) – OAGC advances understanding of the needs of the gifted, promotes establishment of programs and services for gifted students, and encourages the exchange of information on the national, state and local level.
  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) – NAGC invests all of its resources to train teachers, encourage parents and educate administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children and what’s at stake if high-potential learners are not challenged and encouraged.
  • Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) – SENG focuses their work on the social and emotional side of giftedness through publications, conferences, online resources, and consulting.
    Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted

    PO Box 6074
    Scottsdale, AZ 85261
    (773)907-8092
  • National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT) – This student organization is based in Stamford, Connecticut, and is sponsored by the Summer Institute for the Gifted.  Members have access to technology tools, publications, scholarships, and online resources.
    National Society for the Gifted and Talented

    River Plaza
    9 West Broad St.
    Stamford, CT 06902-3788
    (800) 572-6748
  • American Mensa Ltd. – Mensa is an internationally recognized group for people of exceptional intelligence.  Local groups usually have activities, and there are parent support forums, as well.  Students may be admitted to Mensa one of two ways:  via the Mensa Admissions Test if age 14 or older, or via acceptable scores on an approved test administered by the school or a private psychologist if under the age of 14.  Scores must be at or above the 98th percentile on a test of intelligence or cognitive ability.
    American Mensa

    1229 Corporate Dr. West
    Arlington, TX 76006
    (800) 66-MENSA
  • Davidson Institute for Talent Development – This organization was founded by parents of gifted children and creators of Reader Rabbit software. They sponsor support activities for profoundly gifted students by means of conferences, publications, scholarships, and support forums.  Their website has extensive resources.
    Davidson Institute for Talent Development

    9665 Gateway Dr., Suite B
    Reno, NV 89521
    (775) 852-3483

Last updated: August 31, 2012