Parent's Guide

Helping to Support Gifted Children

Parents play an important role in molding the academic motivation of their children. Providing a home environment that supports autonomy, competence, and feelings of acceptance are key in developing and maintaining motivation.
It is important to know that environments that do not support feelings of autonomy, competence, and relatedness could impair gifted children’s levels of motivation. Therefore, knowing how to create this type of environment at home can help support your efforts to facilitate academic motivation.