IMG_0240Navigating the joys and challenges of raising a gifted child can be difficult, and most of us could use some extra support.

GRC is excited to once again present a great line-up of parenting classes for the fall. We will be hosting these once again via Zoom. It’s nice to have a group that understands the joys and challenges of raising bright, gifted children.
Classes are $15 each or FREE with a GRC membership. Register here:

Classes begin at 7:00pm and will run about 75 minutes total, with about an hour for presentation and an additional 15 minutes for Q&A. These are interactive sessions, where we welcome questions and discussion.
Sept. 27 – Getting Your Gifted Child to Love Math – Some bright kids LOVE math – others, not so much. How can you keep your child challenged and engaged with this polarizing subject?
Dave Cole, B.S., Author of The Math Kids series, Equations coach
Oct. 4 – Explore Characteristics of Gifted Adults – Giftedness often runs in families, but we often just focus on youth. What’s it like to be a gifted adult?
Dr. Agnes Meyo, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, private practice
Oct. 18 – Examining Underachievement and the Gifted Learner – Just because children are gifted doesn’t mean they’re getting straight As and doing extra work. What if they’re not living up to their potential?
Nancy Bonn-Winkler, M.Ed., counselor of gifted, Rockwood School District
Nov. 1 – How to be an Advocate for Your Child – We all want our kids to be supported and challenged in school – what are the best ways to facilitate that? How (and what) should you communicate with the teacher?
Pam Washington, Ph.D., Gifted coordinator in Webster Groves School District

Other recommended resources:

A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children – book by James T. Webb, et. al. – lots of good information here. – National Association for Gifted Children – Gifted Association of Missouri – St. Louis Association for Gifted Children – Gifted Support Network (somewhat similar to GRC, but run out of St. Charles) – Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted – Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page (a little dated, but still some good information) – Davidson Institute – Programs & Support for the Profoundly Gifted

Mensa for Kids – The Colorado Gifted Association does Tuesday evening Facebook Live conversations with various experts, and most of these are archived here.

Local School District Gifted Programs

If you don’t see your favorite resource on here, let us know!

Also, clicking on the map below will take you to the Clark-Fox Foundation interactive resource page on Child Well Being, which contains a wide variety of resources relating to children.

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