Parents of gifted children are no different from all parents. They want what is best for their children. However, parents of gifted kids sometimes feel a deep responsibility to nurture their child’s abilities and talents. Fortunately, nurturing those abilities and talents isn’t as hard – or expensive – as some people believe.
Tips for Parents: Nurturing Verbal Ability in Gifted Learners
Joyce VanTassel-Baska has some great tips for nurturing the verbal abilities so many gifted children have. She explains the various areas of language arts that should be part of a language arts program for gifted kids and then discusses individual differences among gifted kids.
Nurturing the Young Gifted Child
Duke University’s Digest of Gifted Research published an article with ideas for nurturing the abilities of young gifted kids. I love these ideas – probably because I’ve written about the same ones. They include keeping a portfolio of your child’s work and sharing your own interests with your child.