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Gifted families support group - Australia's largest, since 2005.
Giftedfamilies is a community centred around sharing insights into and ideas on parenting gifted children.
We have 3 websites:
How do I join?
The giftedfamilies website collects together a number of resources related to giftedness and is maintained by some of the group members. Feel free to browse around this site. We hope you will find the resources useful and easy to locate. If you have any suggestions or praise for the site, let us know.
Yahoo group - This is where the most activity is
The giftedfamilies Yahoo group is where the active discussion (sharing experiences, opinions, successes and failures) occurs. To join the giftedfamilies Yahoo group head over to the giftedfamilies Yahoo group website. You will need a Yahoo account to apply for membership. Once you submit your group membership application, a group moderator will approve it (as soon as possible) and you will gain access to the discussion.
The giftedfamilies meetup group is a website that allows us to organise face to face support meetings. To join, head over to the meetup website. You will need a meetup account to join.
The giftedfamilies community
Gifted children experience their world in a different way to their age-peers and have special needs much the same way that learning-disabled children do.
A majority of giftedfamilies members come from around Australia - in cities, towns and rural areas - and some members are based internationally. All are parents of gifted children. At various times we have had members who are students, teachers, education researchers, psychologists and policy makers. The group is not exclusively Australian and is open to all.
Example topics of discussion include:
- psychological testing? (IQ testing),
- early school entry?,
- heightened sensitivity?,
- talking to schools?,
- parenting gifted children?,
- the reaction of friends and family? to the concept of giftedness,
- online resources?,
- other conditions? such as Asperger's, autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), and
- educational courses? - for parents, children and teachers.
With the strong Australian membership base, discussions on schooling are very relevant to the Australian education systems from around the states and territories.
Member quote - "This is a very good group, and you will get lots of support. The advice you get will be related to our own individual experiences, which are all quite different. You will get different opinions and views. I think it is important and helpful to get different perspectives."
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