Gifted and Talented Info for Parents


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What Gifted Students Want from Their Parents*

  1. Be supportive and encouraging; be there for us; be on our side.
  2. Don't expect too much of us; don't expect perfection.
  3. Don't pressure us, be too demanding, or push too hard.
  4. Help us with our homework.
  5. Help us to develop our talents.
  6. Be understanding.
  7. Don't expect straight A's.
  8. Allow us some independence; give us space; trust us, because chances are we know what we're doing.
  9. Talk to us; listen to us.
  10. Let us try alternative education/special programs.
*From The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide:  A Teen Handbook by Julie Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle, Ph.D., copyright 1996.

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