The New York City Department of Education website lists the following resources for parents of gifted and talented students of various ages. Check them out to see how other parents have handled their own budding geniuses, future president, and Nobel-prize winner to-be!
- AGATE: a New York State statewide nonprofit organization of concerned parents and educators designed to promote the education and welfare of the gifted and talented.
- The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), described by the DOE as "an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences."
- Gifted-Children.com: An on-line parents' newsletter offering networking and information about educating kids with special talents and abilities.
- Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is a resource guide about educating gifted children. It has links to "resources on nearly every aspect of gifted education available on the Internet," according to the DOE, as well as information provided by parents.
- National Parent Information Network (NPIN) is a general research resource, administered by the National Library of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. It offers research and information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education.
- See also the website of the The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): a professional organization, with the mission of "improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted."
- GT World : a n on-line support community for parents of gifted and talented kids.
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) focuses primarily on role of adults in the lives of gifted children. It "provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals."
- Gifted Development Center serves parents, schools, and advocacy groups with information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations, and resources for gifted children and adults.
Postscript: And, because this article appears on a Brooklyn-specific website, a special word to Brooklyn public school parents: With the decade-long incursion of so many artists, writers, reporters, musicians, bankers, lawyers and other highly educated parents into Brooklyn, there's huge, and growing, competition for the gifted and talented programs in city schools. To be the best parent you can, it's essential to take the proverbial bull by the horns—which means learning about the process of parenting a gifted child.