Ideas for Parenting Gifted Children

Podcasts for Parents

Specific Podcast


Bright Now Podcast  This podcast focuses on multiple topics about parenting and educating bright and curious kids from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Mind Matters  This podcast features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with an emphasis on gifted/talented and 2e (twice-exceptional) children and adults. Mind Matters explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people.
Celebrate Calm This podcast is for parents of strong willed children.
Tilt Parenting  This podcast aims at helping parents raising “differently-wired” kids do so from a place of confidence, connection, and joy.



CRITICAL THINKING: Use questions that demand higher level thinking skills; support of collections, hobbies: discussions of problems and possible solutions.

CREATIVITY: Encourage humor, jokes; share imaginative stories; provide diverse materials for projects and drawing; support crafts and art projects which begin with child’s own design.

RAPID LEARNING: Provide access to a rich variety of materials; frequent visits to the library; view instructional videos, television shows, computer sources; share skills.

CURIOSITY: Support investigations through family trips, library visits, museums, etc.

FACILITY OF COMMUNICATION: Designate “conversation times;” discuss common experiences, e.g., television shows, news; read together by taking turns; read same book and discuss; encourage diaries, letter writing; read magazines; play word games.

OBSERVATIONAL POWER: Provide access to visual materials – trips to museums; reproductions; discuss and analyze illustrations, magazine advertising; encourage visual design activities.

RETENTION: Respect and provide for particular interests with materials, trips, etc.

TASK COMMITMENT: Support projects while counseling realism in expectations; demonstrate tolerance of errors and shortcomings; request time commitments and allow for stretches of time for tasks.

INTELLECTUAL ABILITY: Support academic achievement; discuss ideas; share intellectual pursuits; establish groups which share respect for thinking and sharing ideas.

PREFERENCE FOR COMPLEXITY: Support advanced projects; connect student with experts in field of interest; channel interests into challenging material, activities, and projects.