Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Have You Hugged Your Gifted Child this Week?

This week is National Gifted Education Week.  I'm not sure why it's in July, but no matter!  Here are my suggestions for ways to "hug" your gifted children this week:

Get to know the SENG website.  Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted Children is oh, sooooo important.  Plus yours truly has an article on the site!  And I didn't even have to pay them to put it there!

Get to know Davidson Institute for the Gifted website.  Lots and lots of resources for parents seeking answers about gifted kids.

Do a #gtchat with Deborah Mersino on Twitter!  Really, what are you waiting for?  If you really, truly want to feel connected to other parents who totally get it, do this.  Find Deborah here.  Do you know how much these have grown since she started them in January?  This is helping the gifted advocacy fight really move forward!

Hoagie's Gifted.

Prufrock Press

Ohio Association of Gifted Children.  Parent Day is in October - check the site and go!  What a great way to connect with local gifted parents.  And the guest speaker, while not publicly announced yet, is sooooooooo awesome.  Like I own his books awesome.  Like I am going to trip over myself when I meet him awesome.  Stay tuned, Ohioans. 

This is a brief thumbnail of the resources out there.  I am still partial to that good old-fashioned thing we call reading books on the subject, but my book list is too extensive to reproduce here today. 

And drumroll, please . . .

What's the most important way to hug your gifted child this week? 

Hug your gifted child(ren).

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