Parenting for High Potential

Parenting for High Potential is the quarterly magazine designed for parents and others working to support and guide their gifted children at home and at school.




September 2018

  • Roles in Gifted Education: A Parent’s Guide, Ashley Y. Carpenter and Stacy M. Hayden
  • Getting an A+ in Parent Participation: Helping Your Child Succeed in the Classroom, Dr. Pamela Roggeman
  • Perfectionism: Helping Gifted Children Learn Healthy Strategies and Create Realistic Expectations, Dr. Hope E. Wilson and Dr. Jill L. Adelson
  • A Book Study Framework to Help Parents Understand Giftedness & Gifted Programming, Amanda Franklin and Dr. Kristina Henry Collins
  • How to Start an Academic Competition in Your Child’s School, Pamela M. Peters
  • Stop Fighting Who Your Child Is and Lean In, Deborah Reber
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June 2018

  • Why Is There a Gay Pride Flag on My 9-Year-Old’s Backpack?, Dr. Paul James “P. J.” Sedillo
  • Getting Gifted Kids Outdoors: Tips for a Summer of Play, Dr. Leigh Ann Fish and Dr. Patti Ensel Bailie
  • Doing Poorly on Purpose: Making School Matter for Gifted Kids, Dr. James R. Delisle
  • Just for Kids: Making Education Work for You: There’s No Need to Wear What Doesn’t Fit, Dr. Jim Delisle
  • Bully Proofing Your Twice-Exceptional Child, Amra Mohammed
  • Identity, Purpose, and Happiness: Helping High-Achieving Adolescents Find All Three, Kathryn Grubbs
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March 2018


December 2017

  • The Power We Hold in Our Hands, Dr. Sally Krisel
  • The Need for Second Language Learning, Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Dr. Bronwyn McFarlane, and Ariel Baska
  • Helping Your Child Manage Stress Through Mindfulness, Dr. Michele Kane
  • Stressed Out? Mindfulness Works: Student Guide, Dr. Michele Kane
  • Ask an Expert: How to Advocate When You Move, Lisa Conrad
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Motivating Your High-Ability Child, Dr. Del Siegle and Dr. D. Betsy McCoach
  • Nurturing Gifted Girls’ Self-Concept and Academics at Home, Lauren Broome
  • Sparking Leadership in Gifted Girls, Kate Bachtel


September 2017

  • Back-to-School Survival Kit: A Note from the Editor
  • Mindsets Matter for Gifted Children by Megan Parker Peters and Emily Molfield
  • Letting Go While Holding On: Parent Guide to Teaching Self-Advocacy by Deb Douglas
  • Changing Blah to Ahhhhh!: Student Guide to Being a Self-Advocate by Deb Douglas
  • Selecting the "Right" Early Childhood Program for Your Precocious Preschooler by Leigh Ann Fish
  • From Identification to Ivy League: Nurturing Multiple Interests and Multi-Potentiality in Gifted Students by Kristina Henry Collins


June 2017

  • The Power of the Muses:  What Parents Can Learn from the Ancient Greeks by Kelly Lynne Harris
  • How Parents Can Nurture a Lifelong Love of the Arts by Kathryn P. Haydon
  • Full STEAM Ahead! by Carol Fisher
  • A Slice of Hamilton! by Dr. Christine Deitz and Dr. Ann Robinson
  • Music Mentorship and the Case of Gustavo Dudamel by Joan Franklin Smutny
  • Untapping East African Youths’ Creative Potential by Dr. Margaretta Swigert-Gacheru
  • Providing Authentic Art Experiences Through Competition by Joan Franklin Smutny
  • Pirouette! Leap! Soar! by Jerry Flack
March 2017 Parenting for High Potential

March 2017


December 2016

A special issue edited by Kimberley Chandler, BOD Network Representative and authored by the NAGC Networks

  • Beyond Recitals and Refrigerator Art: Encouraging Your Young Artist by Clar M. Baldus and Hope E. Wilson, Arts
  • Mastery-Based Learning: Is it Good for Gifted Learners by Jennifer Riedl Cross and Stephen Schroth, Conceptual Foundations
  • Making Happiness and Health a Priority by Micah N. Bruce-Davis, Counseling & Guidance
  • Imagine the Possibilities! Parent-Teacher Partnerships to Ensure Curricular Success by Heidi Weber and Leighann Pennington, Curriculum Studies
  • What a Child Doesn't Learn by Tracy Inman, Parent & Community
  • Research Roundup for Parents by Joanne R. Funk, Chandra Floyd, Cindy M. Gilson, Katherine M. Kapustka, and Feiye Yew, Research & Evaluation
  • Finding Your Child's Best Educational Fit by Ellen Honeck and Anne Johnson, Special Schools & Programs


Summer 2016

  • 30 Things Parents & Gifted Kids Need to Know  by Deb Douglas, featuring George Betts, Joy Lawson Davis, Jim Delisle, Jean Peterson, and Karen B. Rogers
  • How to Start the School Year on a Positive Note with Your Gifted Child’s Teacher  by Dina Brulles and Karen L. Brown, NAGC Professional Development Network
  • Why I Started College at 13: My Personal Journey  by Sabrina Olson
  • Recognizing and Nurturing Giftedness in Gifted Elders  by Terry Friedrichs, Noks Nauta, and Ellen Fiedler
  • Management of Anxiety Begins at Home  by Sal Mendaglio 
  • Don’t Forget to Breathe!  by NAGC’s Guidance and Counseling Network
  • Back-to-School Tips: How Parents Can Advocate for Creativity  by Rick Shade and Patti Garrett Shade

Special Issue

Nurturing the Young Gifted Child, guest editor Dr. Joan Franklin Smutny

  • Parenting a Precocious Preschooler: Breaking the Silence by Dr. Leigh Ann Fish
  • Parent Perceptions of Their Children's Reading Skills by Dr. Kathy Austin
  • Developing the Young Gifted Child's Mathematical Mind by Carol Fisher
  • Where in the World? Ways to Help Young Gifted Children Think Globally by Carol Sandberg-Howe
  • Coding & Robotics for Young Children? You Bet! by Ann Gadzikowski
  • The Importance of Parent Intuition & Observation in Recognizing Highly Creative Children by Kathryn P. Haydon
  • Creativity: The Early Years by Dr. Rick Shade and Patti Garrett Share