Raising gifted children can be exciting, rewarding, … and overwhelming. Their social and emotional needs and cognitive timetables are often wildly out of sync with their peers. It can be difficult to find other parents who understand the particular joys and frustrations posed by these developmental differences.

Parent support groups offer parents the opportunity to connect with other parents of gifted children and learn about the following topics:

  • Identification
  • Motivation
  • Teaching Self-Management
  • Intensity and Perfectionism
  • Depression
  • Communication of Feelings
  • Peer Relationships
  • Family Relationships
  • Establishing Discipline

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth offers support group opportunities throughout the year. The meetings are held on  Vanderbilt’s campus.  The groups are facilitated by experienced counselors and psychologists with extensive training and knowledge of the needs of gifted children.