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Gifted and Talented Parent Groups

  • SENG - Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Students TBD
  • Navigating Middle School TBD

Local Parent G.T. Organizations

Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a state-wide, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting better understanding of, and educational services for, gifted and talented children. Its members are mainly parents, educators and other professionals. 

5701 Normandale Road, Suite 315
Edina, MN 55424

Bloomington's Local Chapter meets on a regular basis and hosts guest speakers on various topics of high interest. 

CHAT (Connect, Help, Advocate, Talk) Nights are dedicated to informally connecting parents of gifted children, helping them find parents in similar situations with an ear to listen, experiences to share, and ideas to offer. Each night will start with a brief presentation on a topic of interest and then open up to discussion with other parents of gifted children. Please come to participate in this new outreach program of MCGT.  Questions about CHAT Nights may be directed to Teresa Boatman at

Gifted and Talented Parent Bibliography

All resources below may be checked out through the Gifted & Talented Office. Contact Rick Halley, Gifted and Talented Specialist at

A Sample of Titles (more titles may be available)

  • Adderholdt and Goldberg, Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good? 1999, Free Spirit
  • Amabile, Teresa, Growing Up Creative: Nurturing a Lifetime of Creativity, 1989, Crown Publishers, NY
  • Carney-Bradley, Patty, (Videotape) Raising Successful Daughters, 2004 (from presentation for Bloomington Public Schools)
  • Chris, Jerry, 60 Ways to Assure Success for Your Gifted Children, 1995, Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, NY
  • Davidson, Jan & Bob, Genius Denied, 2004, Simon & Schuster
  • Delisle, James, Parenting Gifted Kids, 2006, Prufrock Press, Waco, Texas
  • Delisle and Galbraith, The Gifted Kids Survival Guide II (ages 11-18), 1987, Free Spirit Publishing, Minneapolis
  • Delisle and Galbraith, When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers, 2002, Free Spirit
  • Fox, Janet, Get Organized Without Losing It, 2006, Free Spirit (also for kids)
  • Galbraith, Judy, The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide, 1999, Free Spirit
  • Girsch and Girsch, Fanning the Creative Spirit, 2003, Creativity Central
  • Greenspon, Thomas, Freeing Our Families from Perfectionism, 2002, Free Spirit
  • Greenspon, Thomas, What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough, 2007, Free Spirit
  • Karnes and Stephens, Empowered Girls, 2004, Prufrock Press, Texas
  • Olszewski-Kubilius, Limburg-Weber & Pfeiffer, Early Gifts: Recognizing and Nurturing Children’s Talents, 2003, Prufrock Press
  • Pipher, Mary, Reviving Ophelia, 1994, Ballantine Books
  • Pollack, William, Real Boys, 1999, Henry Holt & Co., NY
  • Rogers, Karen, Re-Forming Gifted Education, 2002, Great Potential Press
  • Romain, Trevor, Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney, 1998, Free Spirit
  • Smutny, Joan Franklin, Stand Up for Your Gifted Child, 2001, Free Spirit
  • Strip, Carol, Helping Gifted Children Soar, 2000, Great Potential Press, AZ
  • Walker, Sally Yahnke, The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids, 2002, Free Spirit
  • Webb, James, (Videotape) Do Gifted Children Need Special Help? 2000, Gifted Psychology Press (now Great Potential Press)
  • Webb, James, (Videotape) Is My Child Gifted? 2000, Gifted Psychology Press
  • Webb, Meckstroth and Tolan, Guiding the Gifted Child, 1994, Great Potential Press, AZ
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