The Parenting the Gifted Child forum is a board of support, respectful requests of information, and sharing of ideas and experiences as they relate to parenting a gifted child. To uphold this purpose, the board will not host discussions of debate or criticism. Disagreements about gifted issues should be set aside out of respect for the diversity and varying interpretations and beliefs that we hold as a community.
We will actively discourage an individual from solely posting for the purpose of disagreement, with no interest in practicing the belief or view in discussion, or who posts only to prove a gifted concept or a belief to be wrong, misguided or not based on fact. Arguing or posting to convert someone to a particular definition of giftedness will not be permitted. Controversial subjects related to giftedness can be found elsewhere on the internet, and we invite you to seek out other sites for that purpose.
Threads posted in the Gifted forum should demonstrate how the parenting situation is uniquely related to giftedness. If a topic does not relate directly to the unique aspects of parenting a gifted child, it should be posted in the more applicable forum.
Unless it was spelled out how the situation is unique to giftedness, a thread entitled "How do I homeschool my child?" would be better suited for our Learning at Home and Beyond forum since the fundamental topic is homeschooling. A member would then be welcome to post a link in the Parenting the Gifted Child forum to direct members reading in the Gifted forum to the thread in Learning at School and Beyond. Members are also welcome to start gifted "tribe" threads in other forums as if they wish to further discuss general topics that are not specific to parenting the gifted child.
MDC does not subscribe to a singular definition of giftedness. We ask that participants be respectful of differences of opinions regarding definitions and parenting approaches to giftedness. It is our goal for the Gifted forum to maintain a supportive and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. Please help us achieve this by doing your part and adhering to our guidelines. Please take questions or concerns to the forum moderator for clarification rather than posting to the board. And as always, please make sure your posting is in accordance with the MDC User Agreement. Thank you!