Parenting for High Potential


Parenting for High Potential (PHP) is an award-winning magazine for parents who want to make a difference in their children's lives.  You will find advice, resources, and tools to help you successfully navigate through the joys and struggles of raising your gifted children. 

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  • The Power of the Muses:  What Parents Can Learn from the Ancient Greeks by Kelly Lynne Harris
  • How Parents Can Nurture a Lifelong Love of the Arts by Kathryn P. Haydon
  • Full STEAM Ahead! by Carol Fisher
  • A Slice of Hamilton! by Dr. Christine Deitz and Dr. Ann Robinson
  • Music Mentorship and the Case of Gustavo Dudamel by Joan Franklin Smutny
  • Untapping East African Youths’ Creative Potential by Dr. Margaretta Swigert-Gacheru
  • Providing Authentic Art Experiences Through Competition by Joan Franklin Smutny
  • Pirouette! Leap! Soar! by Jerry Flack

  • Upstander Parents for Academic Acceleration of Gifted Black Students by Jessa Luckey and Tarek Grantham
  • Five Ways to Engage Your Gifted Child in Reading by Kate Strausbaug
  • Paving the Path to Meaningful Engagement for High-Potential Children by Jennifer Richotte, Hasan Zaglawan, and Chin-Wen "Jean" Le
  • Acceleration 101 by Jessa Luckey and Tarek Grantha
  • Blended and Online Learning: How Can it Benefit My Child? by Megan O'Reilly Palevich and Ellen Honeck
  • Beyond Recitals and Refrigerator Art: Encouraging Your Young Artist by Clar M. Baldus and Hope E. Wilson, Arts
  • Mastery-Based Learning: Is it Good for Gifted Learners by Jennifer Riedl Cross and Stephen Schroth, Conceptual Foundations
  • Making Happiness and Health a Priority by Micah N. Bruce-Davis, Counseling & Guidance
  • Imagine the Possibilities! Parent-Teacher Partnerships to Ensure Curricular Success by Heidi Weber and Leighann Pennington, Curriculum Studies
  • What a Child Doesn't Learn by Tracy Inman, Parent & Community
  • Research Roundup for Parents by Joanne R. Funk, Chandra Floyd, Cindy M. Gilson, Katherine M. Kapustka, and Feiye Yew, Research & Evaluation
  • Finding Your Child's Best Educational Fit by Ellen Honeck and anne Johnson, Special Schools & Programs
  • 30 Things Parents & Gifted Kids Need to Know  by Deb Douglas, featuring George Betts, Joy Lawson Davis, Jim Delisle, Jean Peterson, and Karen B. Rogers
  • How to Start the School Year on a Positive Note with Your Gifted Child’s Teacher  by Dina Brulles and Karen L. Brown, NAGC Professional Development Network
  • Why I Started College at 13: My Personal Journey  by Sabrina Olson
  • Recognizing and Nurturing Giftedness in Gifted Elders  by Terry Friedrichs, Noks Nauta, and Ellen Fiedler
  • Management of Anxiety Begins at Home  by Sal Mendaglio 
  • Don’t Forget to Breathe!  by NAGC’s Guidance and Counseling Network
  • Back-to-School Tips: How Parents Can Advocate for Creativity  by Rick Shade and Patti Garrett Shade
  • Parenting a Precocious Preschooler: Breaking the Silence by Dr. Leigh Ann Fish
  • Parent Perceptions of Their Children's Reading Skills by Dr. Kathy Austin
  • Developing the Young Gifted Child's Mathematical Mind by Carol Fisher
  • Where in the World? Ways to Help Young Gifted Children Think Globally by Carol Sandberg-Howe
  • Coding & Robotics for Young Children? You Bet! by Ann Gadzikowski
  • The Importance of Parent Intuition & Observation in Recognizing Highly Creative Children by Kathryn P. Haydon
  • Creativity: The Early Years by Dr. Rick Shade and Patti Garrett Shar
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): New Legislation Creates Opportunities for Parent Advocates by Carolyn Welch
  • Centennials: The World is Waiting! by Angela Housand
  • What Parents Should Know About ADHD by Dianna Mullet and Anne Rinn
  • Are ADHD Kids More Creative? by C. Matthew Fugate
  • Take a Byte: Technology for 2e Students by Linda Collins
  • May the Creative Forces Be with You! by Rick and Patti Shade
  • Gender Issues in Gifted Achievement: Are Girls Making Inroads While Boys Fall Behind? by Dr. Sylvia B. Rimm
  • The Perfect Girl Syndrome: Perfectionism and Self-Esteem in Gifted Girls by Cassie Worley
  • Patrilineal Ability: Nurturing Giftedness in Grandfathers, Fathers, and Sons by Fiona Smith
  • It’s All Fun and Games! by Bethany Mullins (the 2015 NAGC Toy & Games Review)
  • Girl Power! How Parents Can Support Girls’ Academic Success in STEM by Ann Gadzikowski
  • The Creativity Crusade by Dr. Rick Shade and Patti Garrett Shade
  • Important Voices: Gifted Children and Parents Share What They Need by Janette Boazman
  • Communicating Effectively with Your Gifted Child’s School by Joan Franklin Smutny
  • Gifted Homeschooling: Our Journey with a Square Peg by Gwen Olmstead
  • Which Middle-Level School Should We Choose? by Linda E. Pfeiffer
  • How to Identify High-Growth Schools by Linda E. Pfeiffer
  • ABCs of Being Smart: W, X, Y, Z by Joanne Foster
  • School's Out for Summer (And, Now What Do I Do With My Gifted Kid?) by Kathleen Nilles
  • Service-Learning in Action by Jean Metzger and Kathy Frazier
  • Universities Aren’t Just for Big Kids! by NAGC Headquarters Team
  • ABCs of Gifted: U is for Understanding and V is for Viewpoints by Dr. Joanne Foster
  • Discovering Creative Thinking Process Skills: A Win-Win for Children by Bonnie Cramond
  • Creative Underachievers: Children Who are too Out of the Box by Sylvia Rimm
  • Keeping a Legacy Alive Through the International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards by Joan Franklin Smutny, Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer, Connie Phelps
  • Creative Thinking Skills for All Seasons: A Reflection by Sarah E. Sumners
  • Parenting the Creatively Gifted Child by Kathryn P. Haydon
  • Selecting the Right Educational Setting for High-Ability Third Culture Kids (TCKs): A Mother’s Perspective by Sylvia Yamada
  • Learning through Different Lenses by Sue Jeweler and Linda Barnes-Robinson
  • ABCs of Being Smart: T is for Tips for Working with Teachers by Dr. Joanne Foster
  • Beyond School Walls: What Parents Can Do to Widen the Horizons of Their Gifted Learners by Joan Franklin Smutny
  • Is Acceleration Right for Your Child:
  • Advocating for Grade-Based Acceleration by Keri M. Guilbault, Ed.D.
  • Early College Entrance: How Will My Child Do? by Rachel U. Chung, M.Ed. and Nancy B. Hertzog, Ph.D.
  • Is Grade Acceleration the Best Option?
  • ABCs of Being Smart: S is for Supporting by Dr. Joanne Foster
  • Home for the Holidays: Reducing the Stress for Your Gifted GLBTQ Kid by Teresa Ryan Manzella
  • Got a Minute?  Challenge Your Kids to Math Games on the Go by Martha Hildebrandt, Ph.D.
  • Parent Group Spotlight: Washington State’s WSGT2e
  • ABCs of Gifted:  R We There Yet? by Dr. Joanne Foster
  • Advice to Parents from Gifted Gay Male Youth by Dr. Terence Paul Friedrichs, chair of the NAGC GLBTQ Special Interest Group
  • What's in Your Parenting Backpack?
  • Intelligence, IQ, Tests, and Assessments: What Do Parents Need to Know? What Should They Tell Their Kids? by Dona Matthews, Ph.D. and Joanne Foster, Ed.D.
  • It’s Time to Revamp the Parent-Teacher Conference Process: Let’s Include the Child! by Dr. Janette Boazman
  • Teaching Your Child to Fail by Diana Reeves
  • Parent-to-Parent: Sending Your Young Child Off to School: Keep Calm and Carry On By Nancy B. Hertzog, Ph.D.
  • What’s In Your Refrigerator? Easy Ways to Spark a Love for Science at Home By Debbie Dailey
  • What We Can Learn From Military-Connected Families About Relocation and Transitions By Susan E. Jackson, Ph.D.
  • ABCs of Being Smart: P is for Productivity By Dr. Joanne Foster
  • Parent-to-Part: Will Colleges Accept My Child's Online Courses? By Nancy Arey Cohen
  • iPhones, Tablets, and Apps, Oh My! By Vinnie Vrotny
  • Hot Apps and Cool Sites For You and Your Family By Vinnie Vrotny
  • A New 21st Century Approach For Battling Bullying: How We Can Empower Our Kids By Nancy Willard
  • ABCs of Gifted: O is for Opportunity By Dr. Joanne Foster
  • Leadership Perspectives: Taking Parent Resources to New Heights By Nancy Green
  • Seven Ways Parents Help Children Unleash Their Talents By Dr. Kenneth A. Kiewra
  • March Madness! Evergreen Parenting Topics for All Ages By Kathleen Nilles
  • Hope Is More Than Just Wishful Thinking By Dr. Janette Boazman
  • NAGC Board of Directors’ Dispatch By Susan Dulong Langley
  • Parents Need Support, Too! By Kathleen Nilles
  • The Importance of Teaching Children Self-Advocacy By Nancy Arey Cohen
  • Summer Enrichment or Just Hanging Out? What Parents Should Know About Extended Learning Opportunities By Dr. J Denise Drain and Melissa Hasan
  • ABCs of Being Smart ... N Is for Nurturing By Dr. Joanne Foster 
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