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We started this chat with an endearing blog post from long-time #gtchat participant, Jo Freitag on her blog ~ Sprite’s Site. One of the storylines on Jo’s blog has followed the lives of the Tweet family and their gifted tweetlets. Tweet and Retweet, the parents, have had to cope with friends and family who simply don’t get ‘giftedness’.
Stories were related of less than satisfactory family relationships and strategies were shared on how to cope with family members who could not accept the idea of giftedness. The discussion entailed twice-exceptional children, homeschooling choices and the wide-range of sensory issues gifted parents must face. A full transcript may be found here.
A Review of Research on Parents & Families of Gifted Children (1983) from Davidson Gifted
Gifted Families Yahoo Group (Australia)
Resources for Parents of Gifted Children from SENG
Texas A&M Edu Psych “Gifted 102” Class for Parents of Gifted Children Dr Suzy Carroll
A light-hearted view of family matters from Jo Freitag’s Sprite’s Site
Life in the Asynchronous Family (Kearney)
“If This is a Gift, Can I send it Back?” book from Jen Merrill
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