Navigating 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.
Nacg.org – National Association for Gifted Children
Mogam.org – Gifted Association of Missouri
giftedsage.com – St. Louis Association for Gifted Children
giftedsupportnetwork.org – Gifted Support Network (somewhat similar to GRC, but run out of St. Charles)
Sengifted.org – Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Hoagiesgifted.org – Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page (a little dated, but still some good information)
Davidsongifted.org – Davidson Institute – Programs & Support for the Profoundly Gifted
https://www.coloradogifted.org/resources/conversations-with-cagt/ – 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
- City of St. Charles
- Fort Zumwalt
- Francis Howell
- Maplewood-Richmond Heights
- Orchard Farm
- Riverview Gardens
- St. Louis Public Schools
- University City
- Valley Park
- Webster Groves
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.