Parent TIP Sheets

The Timely Information for Parents (TIP) Sheets are for parents and caregivers of gifted children to download, read, and share as their children's needs change.

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Early Childhood
Your young child is showing signs of advanced abilities, what do you do next?

Gifted 101
What does gifted and talented mean for your child?

Giftedness in the Classroom

Acceleration
Way to ensure the level and pace of your child's academic needs are met

Assessments for Identification
Why, when, and how do you have your child tested for gifted identification?

Enrichment
Experiences in after-school activities may be the most important of the day.

Nurturing Gifted African American Children
African American children may exhibit giftedness differently than others and need some different types of support

Advocacy

Advocating for Gifted Services
Steps to take when your school doesn't have effective gifted programs and services

Classroom Advocacy
Working collaboratively with the teacher will be important to your child's success in school.

Self-Advocacy
Students need to know how to speak up for themselves to find the right opportunities to fit their needs

Creativity

Arts
Build critical and creative thinking and expression through the arts

Nurturing Creativity
Supporting your child's creativity often depends on those at home.

Social Emotional Development

Asynchronous Development
Gifted children can develop at an uneven rate, confusing parents, friends, and teachers.

Finding a Mental Health Professional
How do you find a counselor, psychologist, or therapist for your gifted child?

Making Friends
Friendships might be more related to mental age than chronological age.

Perfectionism
Help your child avoid unhealthy perfectionism which can can cause excessive stress and anxiety

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