Parents and the GT Learner
Learning never ends ... how to help at home
“Gifted students are at risk for believing that their abilities are simply given”
-talk about the challenges in life and that nothing is just given; everything requires work
-keep record of the accomplishments and growth over the years
-explain that challenges are opportunities to improve; difficulties and struggles are not a measure of intelligence
-be specific with compliments to show the cause and effect; Ex. Since you did the work of ____, now you have accomplished ___
Parents should talk about personal accomplishments; don’t complain. Focus on the positive of life and the results the effort and work has brought. Children follow their parents as an example to see that work leads to success.
2. Is there a support group for parents to discuss the family challenges that are presented when a child is GT? Do school districts provide training for the parents of GT learners like the special education learner's parents receive?