Parenting Resources

Parent resources include recommended web sites for general information about gifted education, links to the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG), and sites for students to use for academic enrichment at home.  The state-approved local plan for gifted education is also posted in its entirety, as well as important documents for referring students to be evaluated for gifted education services.

One of the award-winning web sites for gifted children and their parents is Hoagies' Gifted Education Page. The site includes background information on the nature and needs of gifted children, provides discussion forums, links to products and programs designed for gifted children, and much more.  (Click here for link).

Attached below are some documents that may be of use to you as a parent of a gifted child.

The Rockbridge Regional Library has a number of books in its collection that relate to gifted children (see the following list of titles). You can also e-mail me for recommended authors, books, and articles that may address a particular concern of yours:

Handbook of Gifted Education edited by Nicholas Colangelo & Gary A. Davis (1997)

Exploring Books with Gifted Children
by Nancy Polette and Marjorie Hamlin (1980)

Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits by Deirdre V. Lovecky (2004)

When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs
by Jim Delisle & Judy Galbraith (2002)

The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child
by Sally Yahnke (2002)

Re-forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child
by Karen B. Rogers (2002)

Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children: A Resource Guide
by Lisa Rivero (2002)

Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learners
edited by Joyce VanTassel-Baska (1994)

Drama of the Gifted Child
by Alice Miller (1994)


"Everyday Geniuses": Books for Bibliotherapy by Barbara Esham

The following are a sample of titles from Esham's series of books called "The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses":

Mrs. Gorski, I think I have the Wiggle Fidgets; ISBN: 13:978-1-60336-469-0

Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting; ISBN: 13:978-1-60336-462-1

If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi?; ISBN: 13:978-1-60336-448-5

Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class; ISBN: 13:978-1-60336-456-0

See Recommended Web Sites for Parents on this web site for additional information from state and national organizations that support the education of gifted children.

Kevin Kendall,
Aug 26, 2010, 1:23 PM