Parent Question: I would like to send my child to a summer residential program, but she is hesitant to go. I know that she will gain much from the experience, but how do I convince her without feeling as if I am forcing her to attend? … [Read more...] about Easing Fears: Unmasking the Mystery of Summer Programs for Your Child
As a teacher of gifted and talented students, I am often amazed by the diversity of their interests, especially when coupled with their intense desire to pursue answers to questions. As a parent, I’ve been astonished by the costs associated with fueling my children’s passions. … [Read more...] about Summer on a Shoestring
Summer programs for academically gifted students have proliferated in the last decade, largely because efficient and widespread identification services are available through regional talent search programs. Universities and colleges sponsor most summer programs. Given the myriad opportunities, parents may wonder what the benefits of participation in summer programs are and how to select the right one for their child. … [Read more...] about Spend the Summer Studying? Are you Kidding?