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

A proven strategy 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?

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.


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.

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


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.

Cyberbullying & Gifted Children
Learn how to recognize and combat cyberbullying.

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.

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