Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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Carol Bainbridge

Carol has been providing advice to parents of gifted children for fifteen years, including work as a gifted children expert on Allexperts.com and meeting with parents in her local parent support group. She is currently working on fiction books about language, with accompanying workbooks, and blogging at Giftsforlearning.com Experience Carol was a board member of the Indiana Association for the Gifted for 13 years, from 1999 to 2012. She helped with their yearly conference and after creating their first Web site, was the web administrator for the site (www.iag-online.org) for eight years. She is also the co-founder and president of a local parent support group, which seeks to help parents learn about and advocate for their gifted children. Along with another member of her local parent group, Carol started a Saturday enrichment program for gifted children in the area. Education Carol has a BA degree in psychology and an ABD in linguistics, with a focus on verbally gifted children. Her dissertation, Nurturing the Linguistic Abilities of Verbally Gifted Children, is available on the Gifts for Learning site. Carol Bainbridge I am the parent of one highly gifted boy, so I know that parenting a gifted child can be like a roller coaster ride. At times it is fun and exciting; at other times it is lonely and frustrating. I remember the lonely and frustrating times, times when I had no one to talk to, no one who seemed to understand me or my child. I am forever grateful to those more experienced parents of gifted children and to the kind and thoughtful people in the Indiana Association for the Gifted. These people let me know they understood and gave me both support and advice. My goal is to provide that same understanding, support and advice for other parents of gifted children. Email Carol for comments about gifted children. Disclaimer: In order to meet changing editorial, design, and SEO requirements, About.com rewrites published articles, changing existing text, adding to it, or both. These changes are done without my knowledge, input, or approval. My name on an article, therefore, does not always mean that the content reflects my views or advice. If you find something in an article with my name on it that concerns you, whether it is a title, a photo, advice, or information, please contact About.com directly, as only someone on its staff can address your concerns and make any necessary changes.