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?

Serving the Whole Gifted Child
Why it is important to support cognitive, social, emotional, physical, psychological needs in gifted children.

Talking With Your Child About Giftedness
Many parents and caregivers question how to talk with their high-ability children about giftedness.

Giftedness in the Classroom

Acceleration
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?

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.

Bullying
Recognize warning signs and provide support for children who are being bullied.

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?

Grandparenting & Intergenerational Connections

The important role of grandparents and special people in nurturing and supporting gifted children.

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

Managing Grief & Anxiety During COVID-19
Gifted children may be griefing loss or illness of loved ones, missed milestones, or feelings of helplessness. No matter the cause, children's grief and anxiety should be respected and taken seriously.

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

Supporting Your Gifted Child During COVID-19
Your gifted child might need help dealing with the distruption, anxiety, and sadness due to COVID-19.

Durante esta pandemia, ellos pueden experimentar emociones intensas como ansiedad, en especial si presentan doble excepcionalidad o si bajo circunstancias normales suelen reaccionar con intensidad.