Partnering With Parents group
Partnering with Parents is a seven-week guided discussion and support group for parents of gifted and talented children lead by trained facilitators. Each week, a new topic relevant to raising gifted children will be the focus.
The objectives of the group are - -
- Establish an environment in which parents of gifted children can receive support, guidance, and professional advice through discussion with other parents and trained leaders.
- Develop parenting skills to nurture self-concept and emotional development of gifted children and their families.
Contact Kirstan Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on upcoming parent support.
Session Topics for the PWP Group:
Introduction and Characteristics
Motivation and Discipline
Perfectionism and Stress Management
Idealism, Unhappiness, and Depression
Sibling and Parent Relationships
Communication of Feelings
Advocating for your gifted child at school
The unique social and emotional needs of GT students
As Ian Byrd, a nationally-known gifted education presenter said, "Although we often define gifted students by their intelligence, it is their social and emotional needs that are often the biggest challenge. By having a better understanding of gifted students' needs beyond pure academics, we can better serve as their (parents), teachers, and mentors." Follow this link to Ian's easy-to-read article that goes over GT learners' unique social and emotional needs.
Twice-exceptional (2e) information for parents
"Some students with learning and thinking difference have outstanding skills in certain areas. These kids are often called "twice-exceptional (or 2e) learners. They are exceptional in two ways. They are gifted, and they have learning differences" (Morin 2014).
For more parent information regarding your 2e learner, please click on one of these following links:
Remote Learning Tips for 2e Students (2020) - - This is a great list of practical ideas!