The start of a new school year can be both exciting, and at the same time worrisome for both gifted kids and their parents. New teachers, new classmates, and new experiences can be energizing and refreshing, but when gifted students find themselves in a situational mismatch between their abilities and the opportunities they are receiving, a parent can be the child’s best advocate for change.
The National Association for Gifted Children offers amazing resources for families of gifted students including advice for advocating for their children. The full article can be found at
but here is a summary of the big ideas for effective advocacy:
On behalf of WATG, I wish you all an AMAZING school year!
Nicole Meier, WATG Board Member