Tips for Parents

Tips for Parents: Forging Partnerships with Teachers, and Why They Often Don’t Work!

Sadly, too often potential partnerships between parents and teachers deteriorate into conflicts. This guide addresses ways parents can take the lead in improving matters, recognizing that teachers – even if not ideally suited to their jobs – are trying their best, dealing with multiple priorities, and unlikely to have had any training in teaching gifted children, much less highly gifted. Some reasons for poor parent-teacher relationships lie in their divergent roles and settings, the child’s behavior and characteristics, and differing assumptions about giftedness or what constitutes fairness.

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