Parenting a child who is gifted can be wonderful but it can also be quite complex.
It is common for parents to be confused about many of the issues they are facing which aren’t often found in typical parenting books. Parents may find little support among others who don’t share or understand your concerns: “Your child is gifted! What could you possibly have to complain about?”
Likewise, the world of gifted education can be confusing, too.
Parents, including ourselves, have frequently asked the following questions.
We hope you find the answers you are looking for–if not, please feel free to contact the GATE Parent Association in our ‘Contact Us’ section. If we do not know the answer ourselves, we will do our best to direct you to the best person to help you.
Please note: the answers to these questions have been developed by parents who are not professionals in the field of giftedness, but ones who have developed a vast knowledge through their own experiences and inquiries. The answers are based on experience, professional advice (Ex: teachers, Registered Psychologists, counsellors) and from published literature that focuses on education/giftedness.