Resources for Parents of Gifted Children

Information given in this list is current as of the date when it was submitted to San Francisco Regional Mensa. Web sites and their contents are always subject to change. Mention of a Web site here does not imply endorsement by American Mensa, Ltd. or SFRM. The sources and links above are provided as informational resources and in no way indicate an endorsement of or any particular partnership with any organization. American Mensa, Ltd. is not responsible for the content of any of the linked Web sites; this includes updates to or availability of linked sites and the accuracy, reliability or helpfulness of the information on these sites.

Compiled by Melody Matthews Lowman, M.A. and Elena Vega, co-Gifted Children Coordinators, San Francisco Regional Mensa.

These resources are specific to the San Francisco Region of Mensa. If you know of others, please send details to our Gifted Youth Resource Coordinator.

Programs and Associations

Other Resources


Gifted Children: Myths and Realities (Basic Books, 1997), by Ellen Winner

The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience (Houghton Mifflin, 1997), by Martin E.P. Seligman

Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness (Revised Edition, Great Potential Press, 1997), by Barbara A. Kerr

Smart Boys: Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning (Great Potential Press, 2001), by Barbara A. Kerr and Sanford J. Cohn


Great Potential Press

Prurock Press


Mindware (“brainy toys”) 800-999-0398

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