For Parents

If you are the parent of a bright or gifted child or adolescent you may sometimes feel that no one wants to know. People tend to assume that academically gifted children will succeed regardless of what the school, or the home, does. Actually there’s a wealth of research that shows that this just is not so.

GERRIC runs courses for parents of gifted and talented children. We have also published a range of helpful books and other resources. We run a range of school holiday enrichment programs for gifted and talented students from Year 3 to Year 10. It can make an enormous difference to gifted children who may feel socially isolated at school because their interests and abilities differ very much those of their classmates. It also gives parents a chance to network with others in the same position.

GERRIC can make a difference for you and for your family.

Miraca U.M. Gross, PhD AM

Director: GERRIC

Why participate in a GERRIC Parent Course?

We'll let parents who have taken the course be the ones to tell you that. Here's past feedback:

The knowledge, awareness, and confidence my husband and I have gained during this course is invaluable. We now feel we have the ability to deal with underperformance and approaching the school in regards to differentiated curriculum.

Greater confidence and knowledge in not just in the development and care of gifted children, but also general parenting.

Worthwhile, good material with references. Great presenters with relevant life experiences to share.

It's a wonderful course to take. The best thing I could have done for myself and my child.

It was great and enlightening! Now I understand my children (and myself) better! Thank you, and, please, keep doing these workshops!

I learnt a lot and am walking away with strategies I can use. Sessions on parenting gifted children and choosing the right school were really helpful. I liked that presenters used stories from their own experiences to make it real.

It was fantastic to have such quality research presented in an extremely useful and practical way.

The presenters were amazing and easy to understand. We are excited to have all this new knowledge and use it.

This was the best thing I could have done for my child.